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Re: --purge after apt-get remove?

Tod Hagan <tod@bondcliff.com> writes:

> apt-get remove <a whole bunch of packages>
> Is there a way to purge the conf files that's quicker than
> reinstalling and then purging the packages?

Just running 'dpkg --purge packagename' should DTRT, no need to
reinstall.  You should be able to find packages with only
configuration files installed fairly straightforwardly in aptitude,
and probably dselect too.

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
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