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How To Uninstall fortunes On Debian 9

To uninstall fortunes just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just fortunes

Data files containing fortune cookiesDebian 9.0games1:1.99.1-7
sudo apt-get remove fortunes

This will remove just the fortunes package itself.

Uninstall fortunes and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove fortunes

This will remove the fortunes 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 fortunes then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this fortunes

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove fortunes

Package Data

Packagefortunes
Version1:1.99.1-7
MaintainerAndrea Colangelo <warp10@ubuntu.com>
DescriptionData files containing fortune cookies
Distrodebian
Releasestretch
Repomain
Sectiongames

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