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Bug#610194: Quick way to purge packages

There have been suggestions on d-devel@ of some sort of script to work out 
what packages need purging. A relatively easy approach is to:

	aptitude purge '~c'

which will purge all removed-but-not-purged packages. One should be careful 
that this doesn't blow away config files that you actually wanted though -- 
there's a sound reason for separating package remove and config file removal.

	aptitude search '~c'

will give a list of packages that would be purged.

Perhaps §4.1.6 is an appropriate place to put this information.


Stuart Prescott    --    www.nanonanonano.net

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