Remove unused config files

Asked by LordSavage on 2007-12-29

Every application you install puts a hidden config folder in ~ or ~/.config or put the inforamtion in gconf. If you remove the application/package it removes (if you want) every part of the app from your system but not in your home folder. A option to delete this unused configs would be great.

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2008-01-14
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2009-01-30
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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LordSavage (lordsavage) said : #2

Don't you like the Idea?

Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #3

Sorry.
I just have seen this question.

The idea is good!
If possible, I'll try to make it out.

Nicholas Skaggs (nskaggs) said : #4

Here's a simple 1 line command to do it
dpkg -l |awk ‘/^rc/ {print $2}’ |xargs sudo dpkg --purge

Ding Zhou (tualatrix) said : #5

Hi, guitara, Thank you.
This tips is useful!

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