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How To Uninstall tar on wheezy

To uninstall tar just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just tar

GNU version of the tar archiving utility Debian 7.0 utils 1.26+dfsg-0.1

sudo apt-get remove tar

Which 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

Package tar
Version 1.26+dfsg-0.1
Maintainer Bdale Garbee
Description GNU version of the tar archiving utility
Distro debian
Release wheezy
Repo main
Section utils