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How To Uninstall tcpdump On Ubuntu 16.10

To uninstall tcpdump just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just tcpdump

command-line network traffic analyzerUbuntu 16.10net4.7.4-1ubuntu1
sudo apt-get remove tcpdump

This will remove just the tcpdump package itself.

Uninstall tcpdump and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove tcpdump

This will remove the tcpdump 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 tcpdump then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this tcpdump

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove tcpdump

Package Data

Packagetcpdump
Version4.7.4-1ubuntu1
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <[email protected]>
Home pagehttp://www.tcpdump.org/
Descriptioncommand-line network traffic analyzer
Distroubuntu
Releaseyakkety
Repomain
Sectionnet

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