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How To Uninstall iw On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To uninstall iw just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just iw

tool for configuring Linux wireless devicesUbuntu 16.04 LTSnet3.17-1
sudo apt-get remove iw

This will remove just the iw package itself.

Uninstall iw and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove iw

This will remove the iw 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 iw then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this iw

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove iw

Package Data

Packageiw
Version3.17-1
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <[email protected]>
Home pagehttp://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/iw
Descriptiontool for configuring Linux wireless devices
Distroubuntu
Releasexenial
Repomain
Sectionnet

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