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How To Uninstall apt-file on stretch

To uninstall apt-file just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just apt-file

search for files within Debian packages (command-line interface) Debian 9.0 admin 3.1.4

sudo apt-get remove apt-file

Which will remove just the apt-file package itself.

Uninstall apt-file and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove apt-file

This will remove the apt-file 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 apt-file then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this apt-file

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove apt-file  

Package Data

Package apt-file
Version 3.1.4
Maintainer APT Development Team
Description search for files within Debian packages (command-line interface)
Distro debian
Release stretch
Repo main
Section admin