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CaptSunset
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I downloaded the wrong Ninja, what is it?

Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:51 pm

I was trying for ninja-ide, but accidentally installed ninja; an entirely different program which describes itself in apt-cache search as "Privilege escalation detection system for GNU/Linux". It seems to be running in the background using :? 'default' settings, otherwise now invisible...

What does this program do exactly? Is it worth the clock cycles for the average user, and if not, how to I get rid of it when it doesn't show up in System Tools?

paulie
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Re: I downloaded the wrong Ninja, what is it?

Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:43 pm

Usual method of installing from the command line:

sudo apt-get install [packagename]

Installing packages requires superuser permissions.

To remove:
sudo apt-get remove [packagename]

To remove, *and* get rid of associated config files:

sudo apt-get purge [packagename]


aptitude is a graphical front-end to apt-get.
It has been my custom to use Xeyes

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CaptSunset
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Re: I downloaded the wrong Ninja, what is it?

Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:45 pm

Thanks for the reply, Paulie;
my concern was being unsure that removing ninja with purge wouldn't remove some 'dependencies' that other programs had previously installed for their own benefit.

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