Re: a dpkg question
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 01:00:24 +0100, Rich Rudnick wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 09:17 +0100, Bob Alexander wrote:
>> after my removal of Gnome and a run of orphaner running dpkg -l |
>> grep ^r gives me a long list of removed packages whose config files
>> are still there (status rc).
> With aptitude, `l~c<enter> <shift-underscore> g [stop and read] g`
> will purge them all.
For the benefit of at least one of the Great Unwashed, would you be
good enough to expand this a bit. I am trying to get the hang of the
features offered by aptitude.
I note the options:
"l" narrows the search,
"g" installs/removes packages and
"_ (underscore)" <purges?|marks for purging?> .
What ~c does, remains to be found.
And how to use the whole command without doing irreparable damage is
well beyond both my ability and my courage.
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