Debian - purge packages marked with rc status

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Packages with rc status are not completely removed from the system, configuration files are still present.

If you have a bunch of rc packages you need to purge, as root, type :

dpkg --list |grep "^rc" | cut -d " " -f 3 | xargs sudo dpkg --purge

Source : http://joysofprogramming.com/remove-packages-marked-rc/




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