Disclaimer: This blog post complains about something inconsequential and silly. However, it's worth talking about.
Has this ever happened to you?
$ sudo snap uninstall x
error: unknown command "uninstall", see 'snap help'.
Me too! I'm used to apt, so I often try to "uninstall" with snap when the correct verb is "remove".
Then I go work on a Python project and I do this:
$ pip remove x
ERROR: unknown command "remove"
Whoops. pip uses "uninstall" just like apt. Then I connect to a machine running CentOS and try to uninstall a package using yum:
$ yum uninstall x
No such command: uninstall. Please use /usr/bin/yum --help
It could be a YUM plugin command, try: "yum install 'dnf-command(uninstall)'"
Oh, of course. yum uses "remove".
The only program I know of that does it right is npm, accepting both "uninstall" and "remove". Why doesn't every package manager do this?
In case you're curious, here are some other package managers:
|conda||remove (it makes me irrationally angry that this is different from pip)|
|yarn||remove (and only remove)|
If you leave a comment with any more I'll add it to the table.