Doing an "apt-get --purge remove" after an earlier "remove"?
I have searched the various docs and mailing list archives, and I
couldn't find anything about my question. But please forgive me if I
have missed something obvious in the docs, because I've only started
using debian a few days ago.
My question: sometimes when I have wanted to purge a previously
installed package, I have accidentally left out the "--purge" option to
the "apt-get" command.
In other words, I intended to type this:
apt-get --purge remove the-package
... but I inadvertantly typed this:
apt-get remove the-package
In these cases, is there any way that I can now do the equivalent of the
"--purge" without re-installing the package and re-issuing the "remove"
command with the "--purge" flag?
I know that I can probably search through the package database to figure
out which items to manually remove from my system, but I'm hoping that
there is some utility that I can use to perform this task for me.
Thanks in advance.