MAN page from RedHat 6.X shadow-utils-980403-12.i386.rpm
Section: Maintenance Commands (8)Index
userdel - Delete a user account and related files
command modifies the system account files, deletingall entries that refer to login
.The named user must exist.
- Files in the user's home directory will be removed along with thehome directory itself.Files located in other file system will have to be searched forand deleted manually.
/etc/passwd - user account information
/etc/shadow - secure user account information
/etc/group - group information
will not allow you to remove an account if the useris currently logged in.You must kill any running processes which belong to an account thatyou are deleting.You may not remove any NIS attributes on an NIS client.This must be performed on the NIS server.
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