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How To Uninstall vlc On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To uninstall vlc just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just vlc

multimedia player and streamerUbuntu 16.04 LTSuniverse/graphics2.2.2-5
sudo apt-get remove vlc

This will remove just the vlc package itself.

Uninstall vlc and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove vlc

This will remove the vlc 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 vlc then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this vlc

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove vlc

Package Data

Packagevlc
Version2.2.2-5
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <[email protected]>
Home pagehttp://www.videolan.org/vlc/
Descriptionmultimedia player and streamer
Distroubuntu
Releasexenial
Repouniverse
Sectionuniverse/graphics

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