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How To Uninstall tar On Ubuntu 16.10

To uninstall tar just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just tar

GNU version of the tar archiving utilityUbuntu 16.10utils1.29b-1
sudo apt-get remove tar

This will remove just the tar package itself.

Uninstall tar and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove tar

This will remove the tar 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 tar then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this tar

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove tar

Package Data

Packagetar
Version1.29b-1
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
DescriptionGNU version of the tar archiving utility
Distroubuntu
Releaseyakkety
Repomain
Sectionutils

Dependencies

tar is not dependent on any other packages.