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Old 04-11-2009, 08:18 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
indy, you have to enter the commands like this,
sudo apt-get remove --purge opera
then do
sudo apt-get purge opera
then do
sudo apt-get clean
then, go to our home folder, hit ctrl+h to show hidden files, and delete your .opera folder there, that will remove the settings you had, and start from scratch again.

This is what I did and it worked great. Thanks!

It was accessing the Opera folder that I had trouble with in the past. ctr h is the trick. Thanks again!
Old 04-16-2009, 12:36 PM   #17
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It is not necessary to run 'apt-get purge <pkgname>' after running 'apt-get --purge remove [pkgname]'......both commands do the same thing..namely remove the package and the configuration files.
It should also not be necessary to run 'apt-get clean'; all it does is remove all downloaded compressed package files from /var/cache/apt/archives/. It has no effect on installed packages.


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