Uninstalling Wine apps in linux

If you are following Ubuntu, you must be Wine familiar with Wine. Wine is an application that allows you to run Windows-based programs in Ubuntu. You install Wine by executing the following command in the Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) or by Ubuntu software center

sudo apt-get install wine

Now, you need to install the Windows-only application that you wish to use. Go to Appliactions -> Wine -> Configure Wine, and install the application. A simpler approach will be to just click on the Windows installer of the application. It will be installed inside Wine and a can be accessed under Applications -> Wine. To uninstall, use the Uninstall Wine Software option or do it from Configure Wine option.

Completely removing Wine: In case you want to completely remove Wine, the ususal uninstall command would leave you wondering what went wrong. It will uninstall Wine but leave the folders under the Applications menu. If you want a complete uninstall, execute the following commands in Terminal in the following order.

sudo apt-get remove wine
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/????_*.xpm

you can also check by another command

# alacarte

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