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NAME         top

       flatpak-uninstall - Uninstall an application or runtime

SYNOPSIS         top

       flatpak uninstall [OPTION...] [REF...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Uninstalls an application or runtime.  REF is a reference to the
       application or runtime to uninstall.

       Each REF argument is a full or partial identifier in the flatpak
       ref format, which looks like "(app|runtime)/ID/ARCH/BRANCH". All
       elements except ID are optional and can be left out, including
       the slashes, so most of the time you need only specify ID. Any
       part left out will be matched against what is installed, and if
       there are multiple matches you will be prompted to choose between
       them. You will also be prompted if REF doesn't match any
       installed ref exactly but is similar (e.g. "gedit" is similar to

       By default this looks for both installed apps and runtimes with
       the given REF, but you can limit this by using the --app or
       --runtime option, or by supplying the initial element in the REF.

       Normally, this command removes the ref for this
       application/runtime from the local OSTree repository and purges
       any objects that are no longer needed to free up disk space. If
       the same application is later reinstalled, the objects will be
       pulled from the remote repository again. The --keep-ref option
       can be used to prevent this.

       When --delete-data is specified while removing an app, its data
       directory in ~/.var/app and any permissions it might have are
       removed. When --delete-data is used without a REF, all 'unowned'
       app data is removed.

       Unless overridden with the --system, --user, or --installation
       options, this command searches both the system-wide installation
       and the per-user one for REF and errors out if it exists in more
       than one.

OPTIONS         top

       The following options are understood:

       -h, --help
           Show help options and exit.

           Keep the ref for the application and the objects belonging to
           it in the local repository.

           Uninstalls from a per-user installation.

           Uninstalls from the default system-wide installation.

           Uninstalls from a system-wide installation specified by NAME
           among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using
           --installation=default is equivalent to using --system.

           The architecture to uninstall, instead of the architecture of
           the host system. See flatpak --supported-arches for
           architectures supported by the host.

           Remove all refs on the system.

           Remove unused refs on the system.

       -y, --assumeyes
           Automatically answer yes to all questions. This is useful for

           Produce minimal output and avoid most questions. This is
           suitable for use in non-interactive situations, e.g. in a
           build script.

           Only look for an app with the given name.

           Only look for a runtime with the given name.

           Don't uninstall related extensions, such as the locale data.

           Remove files even if they're in use by a running application.

           Remove app data in ~/.var/app and in the permission store.

       -v, --verbose
           Print debug information during command processing.

           Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

EXAMPLES         top

       $ flatpak --user uninstall org.gnome.gedit

COLOPHON         top

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