Hi the Wolfphram package im trying to install has been installing for over an hour. It is at 5%. I want to stop it. All the searches come up with ways to clear the terminal when you finish. Is there such a command to stop end and then erase the package? Thanks

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    Have you tried ^C - if that doesn't work ^D
    – Milliways
    Commented May 1, 2017 at 8:41
  • I tried ^C it did nork. ^D actually worked..Thanks fort the quick and correct response
    – Pismurf
    Commented May 1, 2017 at 8:44
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    This is notorious for slow downloads. You can stop it updating with sudo apt-mark hold wolfram-engine.
    – Milliways
    Commented May 1, 2017 at 8:46
  • Great to know..is the package one that will be missed if i uninstall it?
    – Pismurf
    Commented May 1, 2017 at 8:50
  • There is no need to uninstall, although it is large, but unless you need the space, leave it and try. If you have never used it you won't miss it.
    – Milliways
    Commented May 1, 2017 at 8:53

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Close the terminal itself , open it again and type this command :

sudo apt-get purge -y wolfram-engine


sudo apt-get autoremove

wolfram installation will be successfully cancelled .

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