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How To Uninstall netcat On Debian 8

To uninstall netcat just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just netcat

linuxTCP/IP swiss army knife -- transitional packagenet1.10-41
sudo apt-get remove netcat

This will remove just the netcat package itself.

Uninstall netcat and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove netcat

This will remove the netcat package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Purging your config/data too

If you also want to delete your local/config files for netcat then this will work.

 Caution! Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge netcat

Or similarly, like this netcat

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove netcat

Package Data

Packagenetcat
Version1.10-41
MaintainerRuben Molina <rmolina@udea.edu.co>
DescriptionTCP/IP swiss army knife -- transitional package
Distrodebian
Releasejessie
Repomain
Sectionnet

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