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userdel

Section: Maintenance Commands (8)
Updated: October 2003
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NAME

userdel - delete an user account 

SYNOPSIS

userdel [-D binddn] [-P path] [-r[-f]]

[--service service] [--help] [-u] [-v] account
 

DESCRIPTION

userdel deletes an user account from the local system files ora LDAP database and removes all entries that refer to account from thegroup database. Before the account is removed, the USERDEL_PRECMDcommand as defined inlogin.defs(5)is called, after removal the USERDEL_POSTCMD command is called. 

OPTIONS

-r, --remove-home
Remove the whole home directory and the mail spool of the specifiedaccount. Files located in other directories will have to be searchedfor and deleted manually.
-f, --force
This option is used to force the removal of files, even if not ownedby the account.
--service service
Add the account to a special directory. The default is files,but ldap is also valid.
-D, --binddn binddn
Use the Distinguished Name binddn to bind to the LDAP directory.The user will be prompted for a password for simple authentication.
-P, --path path
The passwd and shadow files are located belowthe specified directory path. chpasswd will use this files,not /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.
--help
Print a list of valid options with a short description.
-u, --usage
Print a short list of valid options.
-v, --version
Print the version number and exit.
 

FILES

passwd - user account information
shadow - shadow user account information
group - group information 

SEE ALSO

passwd(1),login.defs(5),passwd(5),shadow(5),useradd(8),usermod(8) 

AUTHOR

Thorsten Kukuk <kukukAATTsuse.de>


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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