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Aptitude trick : Delete The Packages That Were Removed But Not Purged

First, I need to make sure that everybody knows the difference between apt-get remove and apt-get purge. apt-get remove <package> — will remove the binaries but will keep the files associated with the package. Also, the dependencies remain untouched. apt-get

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4 Commands for Checking If a Package is Installed in Ubuntu and Debian

In this article I will show you 4 ways to verify if a package is installed or not, in Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Knoppix and other Debian Based distros. 1. With aptitute: $ aptitude show vim | grep -i state

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