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Re: apt-get: how to remove old config files?

On Sunday 02 October 2005 09:37, Stefan Salewski
(<[🔎] 200510021737.15131.Salewski@physnet.uni-hamburg.de>) wrote:

> To remove old config files reinstallation of the packed
> and subsequent removing with option --purge should work.
> Is there a better way?

In addition to the other suggestions you've received, you can use Synaptic
to display packages with "residual configuration" -- I think that's what
it's called -- and use it to purge the configuration files.

I do this every once in a while, but is it good or necessary to do so?

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