Let's assume that for my question we're using the equivalent of apt purge, which also removes configuration files. What's left behind after apt purge and similar commands from other package managers?

I'm guessing it would be loose dependencies and libraries.

  • With a physical image of the disk you could probably recover deleted file/folder information as well.
    – hft
    Mar 16, 2022 at 22:51
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    Autoremove will get the dependencies too. Everything leaves behind log files.
    – user10489
    Mar 17, 2022 at 5:12
  • So basically only log files? Mar 17, 2022 at 17:58


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