apt-get purge doesn't work

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apt-get purge doesn't work

Jeff Carr-3
The man page for apt-get shows purge as an option but it doesn't work
(I'm using sid.)

root@goldnfs:/home# apt-get purge git
E: Invalid operation purge

I'd vote to support that syntax over apt-get --purge remove
I'm willing to make up a patch if someone can tell me where I might
send it. (presumably this email address?)

On a related note, has anyone thought about making apt a command? I
sometimes wonder why it's apt-cache and apt-get. I always have trouble
explaining that to new users. It would be helpful if apt worked for
the common things and had bash completion.

apt install <blah>
apt remove <blah>
apt search that penguin game

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