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# conda delete environment – How to remove a conda environment and all the associated packages?

conda is a popular package management system that allows you to create isolated environments with different versions of packages and dependencies.

Earlier we saw how to create a new conda environment and steps to manage it.

However, if you no longer need an environment, you can delete it to free up disk space and simplify your development environment.

Here’s how you can do it:

1. Activate the environment you want to delete:

conda activate


2. Deactivate the environment:

conda deactivate


3. Delete the environment:

conda remove --name  --all


This command removes the environment and all its dependencies.

The –name flag specifies the name of the environment you want to delete, and the –all flag removes all packages associated with that environment.

Here’s the full example:

# Activate the environment you want to delete
conda activate my_env

# Deactivate the environment
conda deactivate

# Delete the environment
conda remove --name my_env --all


Make sure to double-check the name of the environment before you delete it to avoid accidentally deleting the wrong one.

That’s it! With these simple steps, you can delete a conda environment and free up disk space.

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