How to Uninstall/Remove Package/Application through Terminal in Ubuntu

In my previous tutorial, i talk about Ubuntu apt-get package manager. In this post i’ll explain how to uninstall package in Ubuntu through Terminal command.

How to Uninstall/Remove Package/Application in Ubuntu through Terminal Command

To remove package using terminal you just need to know the name of package you want to remove.

For example – I want to remove package vim.

Before uninstall the package, it ask for confirmation

If you type Y it will uninstall the package. If you type n, then it Abort the process.

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The above command only uninstall the package, but it’s configuration file still remain intact.

If you want to remove package and it’s configuration files, use this command.

For example removing a package vim and all configuration files:


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