I installed the latest version via the terminal command. I tried Joplin and didn’t like it - I don’t like markdown style of text. How do I uninstall Joplin?
I’ve seen others ask this question and they were told to delete some folders. Is that really the official way to uninstall this program? I don’t want to delete settings and personalization. I want to completely remove the software.
I’m actually irritated that this information isn’t easily available. I had to create an account here just to ask this question.
Sounds like you found the answer and made an account to complain?
To answer your question about why we don't have a better un-installation method on linux. People that contribute to Joplin don't uninstall, and people who uninstall don't contribute. That said, it wouldn't be too hard to add an uninstall option to the script, I'll add it to my list (someone else feel free to do this first).
As the other posts on this forum say just delete
~/.joplin // Contains the executable
~/.config/joplin-desktop // Contains configuration and notes
~/.local/share/applications/appimagekit-joplin.desktop // is the desktop file
btw Joplin has an experimental WYSIWYG editor (not markdown which you might be interested in. Feel free to check back in a couple months.
No I didn’t make an account to complain. From what I understood, the answers to the previous uninstallation questions only deleted the personalization files, so that the person can start over with a fresh slate of Joplin. I clarified in my post that I’m looking for an uninstallation of the program.
I’m sorry you got confused.
In Linux you uninstall a program by deleting its executable. This is the same for all programs, not just Joplin.
This should take care of everything. If you’re still seeing something is left, try logging out.
Thank you. Yes I’m new to linux. It makes sense now. However, I’m still having trouble finding those files suggested by the other person.
Maybe it’s because the files with the dot in front of them are hidden.
Pressing ctrl+h in a folder should enable you to see these files in the file explorer.
Alternatively they can be deleted using the following terminal command
rm -r ~/.joplin
rm -r ~/.config/joplin-desktop