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    Default How to remove all texlive packages from command line?

    I have a system that I use as a simple media server and it does not need all of the thousands of texlive packages installed.
    How can I easily remove all texlive or other desktop publishing packages from the system using the command line?


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    Default Re: How to remove all texlive packages from command line?

    The package management command on openSUSE is zypper.
    It's extremely flexible and intuitive, and supports Regular Expressions...

    Searching for packages, you can specify partial names like
    zypper search -i '*text*'
    If you can describe your package list sufficiently using the search above, then you can substitute "remove" for "Search" and remove the "-i" parameter that narrows the search to installed (not all) packages
    So, for instance if the above search term works for you (unlikely), then
    zypper remove '*text*'
    You can use the abbreviations "se" for "search" and "rm" for "remove"

    You'll find comprehensive info about other zypper use
    zypper --help
    And comprehensive documentation
    man zypper
    There are also plenty of articles written on ways to use zypper on the Internet...

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