How to remove wine completely
In my case Wine did not get effectively uninstalled using the command:
sudo apt-get --purge remove wine
So I did the following (make sure to copy the exact commands):
cd $HOME rm -r .wine rm .config/menus/applications-merged/wine* rm -r .local/share/applications/wine rm .local/share/desktop-directories/wine* rm .local/share/icons/????_*.xpm
These commands delete files stored in hard disk that may lock uninstallation of wine. Quite possibly you will get some warnings about
rm: remove write-protected regular filehere. These can be enforced collectively by using the
rm -rfinstead of the above... but be the heck careful that you've actually typed the right paths!
After deleting the files run command:
sudo apt-get remove --purge wine
Do the following to correct any installation error.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove
**NOTE**: there are no spaces in the `rm -rf` lines. Accidentally adding one could nuke your home folder without prompt.
@user1717828 Adding `cd $HOME` and running all the commands with *relative* paths may avoid another accident.
pagal pila, the suggestion of @IsmaelMiguel is sound: please consider `cd $HOME`; and then the `rm`s with relative paths.
In 11.04 and below (GNOME Classic)
When you install wine, it creates a "wine" menu in your applications menu, and this menu is partly user specific. To remove the menu entries, right click on your menu and click edit menus.
Now open the menu editor and disable or remove the wine related entries. You can also remove the
/home/username/.winefolder be either enabling hidden files in nautilus, or by opening a terminal and typing
rm -rf ~/.wine.
11.04 and up (Unity Desktop).
You need to open the menu editor from the Dash by press alt+f2 and type
alacarte. Click on the icon, and the menu editor will come up.
I don't think it's wise to include the `-f` (force) option in the `rm` command. `rm -r ~/.wine` is much safer than an answer of "yes" on all warnings, because you can't be sure that "yes" will always be the best thing to do.
Before proceeding with this sort of command, make sure everything is alright. For any mistake, you can delete all fo your data
@cruciiedsoul: thanks for the unnecessary warnings on every answer of mine that you can fin. it's rather useless, but thanks anyway.
@Firefeather: The answer below points to http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#uninstall_app which also does rm -rf. Personally I do that everywhere where I know I can safely delete an entire directory and subdirectories. But that is deviating from this question, I guess :-)
First answer is the easy form to get this, but it's incomplete, the complete code is:
If you've installed wine from the official Ubuntu repositories:
sudo apt-get remove wine --purge
If you've installed wine from their official PPA:
sudo apt-get remove wine-1.3 --purge
Next, clean the context menu, menu entries, etc:
rm -rf $HOME/.wine rm -f $HOME/.config/menus/applications-merged/*wine* rm -rf $HOME/.local/share/applications/wine rm -f $HOME/.local/share/desktop-directories/*wine* rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/*wine*
It needs to reboot the system:
The command `rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/????_*.xpm` is a bad idea, it removes ALL icons which do not have to be wine ones.
Thanks for the correction Lekensteyn, is needed to delete manualy the icons ins this format "????_" to match with "wine". Sorry for my bad english, i learning it.
`?` matches a single character. If you want to match wine, just use `rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/wine_*.xpm`. But the latter command already matches any filename with "wine" in it, so it's obsolete.
I tried more ways from here and others but didn't work so i did the following and it worked if you installed it from Winehq site you just need to do 1- alt+Ctrl to open the terminal 2- Type in it
sudo apt-get remove winehq-develNote: if it said that not found try other winehq type to remove what you have install as
sudo apt-get remove winehq-stableOr
sudo apt-get remove winehq-staging3- Type y mean yes to remove it, in the removing in will download some files and a new windows will appear just click tab from your keyboard to click on ok and then yes 4- when it finish do
sudo apt-get updatethen
sudo apt-get upgrade5- it will ask you to do
sudo apt autoremoveyou are done now You can reinstall it or do what you want to do now If you installed it by Ubuntu software you can remove it by using it too