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LinuxDevCenter: Cooking with Linux, Part 1

Dec 15, 2004, 07:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"You need to know what files are installed on your system when you install a program from source code, so that you can find and remove all of them if you decide you don't want them anymore. Some program authors thoughtfully include a 'make uninstall' target to perform a clean uninstall, but many do not.

"You can use standard Linux utilities to generate a pre-installation list of all files on your system. Then generate a post-installation list, and diff the two lists to make a list of newly-installed files.

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