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userdel

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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 or a LDAP database and removes all entries that refer to account from the group database. Before the account is removed, the USERDEL_PRECMD command as defined in login.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 specified account. Files located in other directories will have to be searched for and deleted manually.

−f, −−force

This option is used to force the removal of files, even if not owned by 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 below the 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 ;



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