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PKG-DELETE(8)           FreeBSD System Manager's Manual          PKG-DELETE(8)

     pkg delete - deletes packages from the database and the system

     pkg delete [-DfnqRy] [-Cgix] pkg-name ...
     pkg delete [-Dnqy] -a

     pkg delete [--{no-deinstall-script,force,dry-run,quiet,recursive,yes}]
                [--{case-sensitive,glob,case-insensitive,regex}] pkg-name ...
     pkg delete [--{no-deinstall-script,dry-run,quiet,yes}] --all

     pkg delete is used for deleting installed packages from the system.  pkg
     delete creates a work-list of all the installed packages matching the
     package names on the command line.  The list is presented to the user.
     If the user confirms that they do want to remove those packages, or if
     the ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES configuration option is set, pkg delete proceeds to
     remove the listed packages.

     If the set of packages to be deleted would leave installed packages with
     unfulfilled dependencies, pkg delete will add the packages with
     unfulfilled dependencies to the list of packages to be deleted, unless
     forced to proceed without deleting any other packages by the -f option.

     pkg delete avoids deleting itself unless named specifically on the
     command line.  So, for instance, pkg delete -a will delete all packages
     except for the pkg(8) package.  To force all packages to be removed
     without exception, use pkg delete -fa.

     The following options are supported by pkg delete:

     -a, --all  Deletes all installed packages except for pkg(8) from the
                system and cleans the database of information related to
                removed packages.

     -C, --case-sensitive
                Make the standard or regular expression (-x) matching against
                pkg-name case sensitive.

     -D, --no-deinstall-script
                If a deinstallation script exists for a given package, do not
                execute it.

     -f, --force
                Forces packages to be removed despite leaving unresolved
                dependencies.  In combination with the -a or --all flag,
                causes pkg(8) to be removed as well as all other packages.

     -g, --glob
                Treat the package names as shell glob patterns.

     -i, --case-insensitive
                Make the standard or regular expression (-x) matching against
                pkg-name case insensitive.  This is the default, unless
                modified by setting CASE_SENSITIVE_MATCH to true in pkg.conf.

     -n, --dry-run
                Dry run mode.  The list of packages to delete is always
                printed, but no packages are actually deleted.

     -q, --quiet
                Force quiet output, except where -n is also used, when pkg
                delete will show the list of packages to be deleted.

     -R, --recursive
                Delete all packages that require the listed packages as well.

     -x, --regex
                Treat the package names as regular expressions according to
                the "modern" or "extended" syntax of re_format(7).

     -y, --yes  Assume yes when asked for confirmation before package

     The following environment variables affect the execution of pkg delete.
     See pkg.conf(5) for further description.






     See pkg.conf(5).

     pkg_printf(3), pkg_repos(3), pkg-repository(5), pkg.conf(5), pkg(8),
     pkg-add(8), pkg-annotate(8), pkg-audit(8), pkg-autoremove(8),
     pkg-backup(8), pkg-check(8), pkg-clean(8), pkg-config(8), pkg-convert(8),
     pkg-create(8), pkg-fetch(8), pkg-info(8), pkg-install(8), pkg-lock(8),
     pkg-query(8), pkg-register(8), pkg-repo(8), pkg-rquery(8), pkg-search(8),
     pkg-set(8), pkg-shell(8), pkg-shlib(8), pkg-ssh(8), pkg-stats(8),
     pkg-update(8), pkg-updating(8), pkg-upgrade(8), pkg-version(8),

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4          March 3, 2016         FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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