dpkg-purge marks package(s) to be purged.
It achieves this by running `dpkg --set-selections' and piping in the package name(s) followed by `purge'.
NOTE: This program does not install, remove, purge any package. It ONLY sets the status of the package. Any actual removal or purging is done the next time dselect, apt-get, aptitude, etc are run.
AUTHORdpkg-purge was written Craig Sanders <[email protected]>. dpkg-purge is Free Software placed in the public domain.