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How To Uninstall emacs On Debian 9

To uninstall emacs just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just emacs

GNU Emacs editor (metapackage)Debian 9.0editors46.1
sudo apt-get remove emacs

This will remove just the emacs package itself.

Uninstall emacs and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove emacs

This will remove the emacs 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 emacs then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this emacs

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove emacs

Package Data

Packageemacs
Version46.1
MaintainerRob Browning <rlb@defaultvalue.org>
DescriptionGNU Emacs editor (metapackage)
Distrodebian
Releasestretch
Repomain
Sectioneditors

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