How to Purge Removed Packages in Ubuntu

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http://ubuntuguide.net – This simple tutorial will show you how to purge packages that have already been removed with apt. In Ubuntu Linux when a package is uninstalled, the configuration files are left on the system. Purging a package will get rid of these configuration files to free disk space and keep system clean. How to Purge packages: First launch a terminal window from the dash or press Ctrl+Alt+T. Copy and paste this command into terminal and hit enter to check out packages that were removed but not purged: sudo aptitude search '~c' If aptitude not installed, run this to install it first: sudo apt-get install (HowTos)