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Is it possible to uninstall one plugin from within another plugin?

I'd like to be able to automatically uninstall certain plugins if they're detected (specifically Akismet and Hello Dolly), either by writing another plugin to do so or via my theme's functions.php ...
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Plugin uninstall: why run dbDelta after $wpdb->query($drop_sql)

i am reading professional wordpress. their code for uninstalling a plugin is //build our query to delete our custom table $sql = "DROP TABLE " . $table_name . ";"; //execute the query deleting the ...
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Does plugin uninstall always put WordPress back into original state?

What is a plugin lifetime within a deployed instance of WordPress? Namely: do plugins modify existing files or do they only use defined extension points within WordPress? are plugins allowed to ...