Re: Uninstalling vs Removing

Subject: Re: Uninstalling vs Removing
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 20:52:34 +0700

> (I'm not sure about Apple.)

The Apple Publications Style Guide does not list 'remove' in relation to software. Applications are 'installed' and 'uninstalled'.

As I think Peter Neilson pointed out, this largely means removing the directory in the Applications folder that contains the unix executable file and resources (the folder that has the .app suffix). It may (or may not) also remove any Library/Application Support folders.

Typically, BOMs, Keychain items and other log and cache files are left in place. Where present, .helper files in LaunchDaemons and other LaunchAgents are often left untouched and may have to be removed manually to return the system to normal behaviour (especially true of AntiVirus and other utility software).

Phil

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help. Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need.

Try Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.

http://bit.ly/doc-to-help

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


References:
Uninstalling vs Removing: From: Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)
RE: Uninstalling vs Removing: From: Al Geist
Re: Uninstalling vs Removing: From: Peter Neilson

Previous by Author: Re: Kindle? Other Hardware? How to Choose
Next by Author: Re: Uninstalling vs. Removing
Previous by Thread: RE: Flammable vs Inflammable
Next by Thread: Re: Uninstalling vs Removing


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads