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why do we use the asterisk in sudo apt-get remove ros-*

asked 2019-09-19 00:34:13 -0500

saikaushik gravatar image

we used asterisk in the following command sudo apt-get remove ros-* why do we use this asterisk

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answered 2019-09-19 01:37:04 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

updated 2019-09-19 01:38:10 -0500

In short: the asterisk tells apt to select all packages that start with ros-. So it selects not a single package, but all packages installed that have a name starting with ros-.

See wikipedia/Regular expression and wikipedia/Glob for more information.

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Thanks for the response

saikaushik gravatar image saikaushik  ( 2019-09-19 01:52:39 -0500 )edit

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