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dpkg-purge - mark packages for purge

DPKG-PURGE(8) dlocate DPKG-PURGE(8)

NAME

dpkg-purge - mark packages for purge
 

SYNOPSIS

dpkg-purge [PACKAGE...]
 

DESCRIPTION

dpkg-purge marks package(s) to be purged.
 
It achieves this by running `dpkg --set-selections' and piping in the package name(s) followed by `purge'.
 
NOTE: This program does not install, remove, purge any package. It ONLY sets the status of the package. Any actual removal or purging is done the next time dselect, apt-get, aptitude, etc are run.
 

SEE ALSO

dpkg(1), dpkg-hold(1), dpkg-unhold(1), dpkg-remove(1)
 

AUTHOR

dpkg-purge was written Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>. dpkg-purge is Free Software placed in the public domain.
2009-06-02 Debian Project