How do I uninstall MATLAB or other MathWorks products on a Linux machine?

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I would like to uninstall MATLAB or other MathWorks Products on or Linux machine.

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 19 Jan 2021
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 13 Apr 2021
There is no uninstaller for MathWorks products on Linux. To remove MATLAB, you simply need to delete the MATLAB installation following the instructions below:
1. Remove the entire root directory using the 'rm -rf' command, ex:
[root@localhost ~] rm -rf /usr/local/MATLAB/R2010b
2. Remove any symlinks to binaries on the path, ex:
[root@localhost ~] rm /usr/local/bin/matlab /usr/local/bin/mcc /usr/local/bin/mex /usr/local/bin/mbuild
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Amine MATOUK
Amine MATOUK on 7 Nov 2016
Hello,
Instructions 1,2, and 4 didn't excute for me,
Thanks to explain.
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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 7 Aug 2017
At the Konsole give the commands
which matlab
alias | grep matlab
and see what is returned. I suspect you might have an alias pointing to a different version.

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SGUNITN
SGUNITN on 23 Feb 2018
@Annie
use superuser in order to delete the files. It might be privilege issue. sudo su

peishenfei
peishenfei on 5 Apr 2018
Instructions 4, why does my file /usr/local/bin/mex points to /home/xxx/app/texlive/bin/x86_64-linux/mex? Thanks in advance


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