Re: Uninstalling vs Removing

Subject: Re: Uninstalling vs Removing
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
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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).


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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

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