It is well known by all of us that Windows applications cannot be run in Linux natively, therefore a set of parameters is required so that we can enjoy the thousands of Windows applications, and this is possible thanks to PlayOnLinux . PlayOnLinux is an application or environment through which it is possible to install and use Windows applications (programs, games, etc.) in Linux environments without losing their quality or performance..
Some of its characteristics are:
- It is based on Wine with which we have numerous configuration options
- It is written in Bash and in Python
If with this you are decided to uninstall PlayOnLinux from Linux perhaps due to performance or execution issues, we will see the correct process to do this.
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How to uninstall PlayOnLinux from terminal
We access the terminal and there we check the current version of PlayOnLinux used with the following command:
Now we proceed with the uninstallation by executing the following command:
sudo apt purge playonlinux
We enter the letter S to confirm the uninstallation of PlayOnLinux:
After this we eliminate the packages that are loose, for this we execute the following:
sudo apt autoremove
We enter the letter S again to confirm the action.
We clean the residual files with the following command:
sudo apt autoclean
We execute "playonlinux –version" again and we will see that there is no PlayOnLinux installed on the system:
After this we must delete some folders, for this we go to "Files" and from the top menu we activate the "Show hidden files" box:
By doing this we will see all the files:
We select the folders "PlayOnLinux Virtual Drives" and "PlayOnLinux", we right click on them and move them to the trash:
This has completely uninstalled PlayOnLinux from Linux from the terminal..