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If I install on linux netbeans ( or some other program ) with ./ in /usr/local, how I can uninstall netbeans ( or that other program ) ?

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Do you want a general answer or one specific for Netbeans (also see here)? – Daniel Beck Dec 18 '10 at 11:10
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Normally one uses package management to install and uninstall packages.

As regarding Netbeans, the official instructions are here.

According to this thread :

the uninstaller was in the /opt directory and i had to type sudo ./_uninstal_

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But I wouldn't recommend this for Java programs like Eclipse, Tomcat or Netbeans. When there are extra plugins installed, all the settings are gone if the package manager installs a new version. – Bevor Dec 18 '10 at 12:18
@Bevor: How does that relate to uninstalling? – harrymc Dec 18 '10 at 12:19
My comment is related to your first sentence. Just as additional information. – Bevor Dec 18 '10 at 13:23

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