This may be a strange question, and there is probably a very logical answer for it that I have not yet come across, but here it is.
I installed emacs with a simple
apt-get install emacs
and after a while decided that I did not need it so I removed it (purged it) with
apt-get purge emacs
That should have worked, right? Emacs should have been uninstalled and purged of any configurations.
However, just out of curiosity, I did a search for emacs related files with
find / -name "emacs"
This returned a list of files:
Why are those files there if I removed emacs? Also, typing emacs at the terminal starts emacs. I thought I removed it!
My only thoughts are that the package "emacs" is merely a dummy package that further installs the "proper" emacs packages.
Please help, I am getting quite confused as to how to properly remove emacs.