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Old 9th January 2012, 10:50 PM
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Completely clean out preferences and history.

Hi, I am trying to uninstall rstudio from my fedora 16 installation with the command:

sudo yum remove rstudio

It says that rstudio has been removed. However when I reinstall a newer version of rstudio, all the preferences and history are retained. Is there a way to completely clean out the installation of a program including all its history and preferences?
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Old 9th January 2012, 11:28 PM
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Re: Completely clean out preferences and history.

That information is located somewhere in hidden directories in your home directory. For example:
$ find ~ -name '*exaile'
That find tells me that there are three places to clean out if I want to do a fresh install of the music player, exaile. Just run:
$ find ~ -name '*rstudio'
and clean up what you find.

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Old 9th January 2012, 11:52 PM
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Re: Completely clean out preferences and history.

If "find ~ -name '*rstudio'" lists reasonable results, just run "find ~ -name '*rstudio' -delete" to remove them.

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