Uninstall application that was installed via .dmg file?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by altjx, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. altjx macrumors member

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    I'm pretty new to Mac OS and still learning the ins and outs. Just installed something via .dmg file and it's a CLI tool, so there's no application in the "Applications" folder for this. Any idea if there's a common way to uninstall applications that fit this type of situation?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. altjx thread starter macrumors member

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  4. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    If you name what you installed someone might provide you with specific uninstall instructions.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need instructions specific to individual apps. The instructions posted will work for any app.
     
  6. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Probably won't work very well for a unix CLI tool, which might be installing libraries, headers and who knows what in various corners of /usr/local. I'd much rather take a look at the install script and see exactly what was installed and where.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In over 5 years, I've yet to see an app that couldn't be successfully and completely removed using this method. I suppose there could be exceptions, but none have surfaced yet.
     
  8. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Your instructions seem quite robust, so perhaps if the OP follows them carefully all will be fine. But if the CLI tool (likely installed in /usr/local/bin and easily found by name or via Activity Monitor) depends on auxiliary libraries or support files that were installed too, then the situation becomes trickier.
     

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