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How To Uninstall mawk On Debian 9

To uninstall mawk just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just mawk

a pattern scanning and text processing languageDebian 9.0interpreters1.3.3-17+b3
sudo apt-get remove mawk

This will remove just the mawk package itself.

Uninstall mawk and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove mawk

This will remove the mawk 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 mawk then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this mawk

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove mawk

Package Data

Packagemawk
Version1.3.3-17+b3
MaintainerSteve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>
Descriptiona pattern scanning and text processing language
Distrodebian
Releasestretch
Repomain
Sectioninterpreters

Dependencies

mawk is not dependent on any other packages.