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How to clean uninstall macOS apps using AppCleaner open source alternative

Setup guide

Step 1: create /usr/local/bin directory

sudo mkdir -p /usr/local/bin
sudo chown ${USER}:staff /usr/local/bin

Step 2: download app-cleaner.sh (PGP signature, PGP public key)

curl --fail --output /usr/local/bin/app-cleaner.sh https://sunknudsen.com/static/media/privacy-guides/how-to-clean-uninstall-macos-apps-using-appcleaner-open-source-alternative/app-cleaner.sh
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/app-cleaner.sh

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Usage guide

$ app-cleaner.sh /Applications/AppCleaner.app
Checking for running processes…
Finding application data…
/Applications/AppCleaner.app
/Users/sunknudsen/Library/Preferences/net.freemacsoft.AppCleaner.plist
/Users/sunknudsen/Library/Saved Application State/net.freemacsoft.AppCleaner.savedState
Move application data to trash (y or n)? y
Moving application data to trash…
Done

Done

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Contributors:Sun KnudsenSun Knudsen Jona FellischJona Fellisch

Wish to contribute or need help? Read the docs.
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