This article will describe how you can simulate a “silent” uninstall by automatically filling in ‘Y’ when prompted in the uninstaller.
You can run a silent install which allows you to automate the installation process by specifying command-line options rather than manually in the installer interface. However, this feature does not extend to the uninstaller.
You can simulate this by creating a file that contains all of the necessary information for the uninstall process and redirecting this file to the uninstaller.
Currently, the uninstaller only prompts the user once:
This will completely remove ElectricFlow from your system. Are you sure you want to do this? [y/N]
Create a file y.txt
Enter the following text to y.txt
Run the uninstaller while redirecting y.txt
sudo /opt/electriccloud/electriccommander/uninstall < y.txt
The uninstaller should complete and enter ‘Y’ automatically.
Note: One difference between this method and a true “silent” uninstall is that you’ll still see the standard uninstaller output rather than nothing at all.