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Old 07-20-2002, 02:53 AM   #1
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how do i delete users?


i added a user which i now want to delete. i was thinxin that if i editted out the line saying that user exists in the file /etc/passwd but if that isn't the only place that user shows up, it's like shooting myself in the food because it screws up the system.

if you know the command, please share it
 
Old 07-20-2002, 03:31 AM   #2
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/usr/sbin/userdel

Check out:
http://www-jerry.oit.duke.edu/linux/...del_users.html
 
Old 07-20-2002, 04:14 AM   #3
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thanks dude, i made a backup on my forum incase i forget that
 
Old 07-20-2002, 04:14 AM   #4
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Your welcome, glad I could help.
 
Old 07-20-2002, 05:07 AM   #5
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/sbin/userdel -r would take care of that,wouldnt it?
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Last edited by lynch; 07-20-2002 at 05:08 AM.
 
Old 07-20-2002, 05:17 AM   #6
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"no such file or directory"

the first guy was right
 
Old 07-20-2002, 05:19 AM   #7
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Only this time, Lynch appears to be right 99.998% of the time though. The .001% that I have ever read is just this one, but it's probably just because of distro differences. He appears to know his Linux very well.
 
Old 07-20-2002, 05:42 AM   #8
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*Post embarrassing admition here*
I quite forgot to include the usr directory in my command.
Thanks,guys.I try to be a careful Linux user
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Old 07-20-2002, 09:21 PM   #9
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lynch, you have it right. I checked the man page and it indicated that all you needed was the -r and the user name.

It could be that userdel is not in /sbin on his system. It could be in /usr/sbin as MasterC said. So, /usr/sbin/userdel -r <user_name> should have worked.
 
Old 07-22-2002, 10:06 AM   #10
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Just for clarification, using userdel without flags removes the user. userdel -r removes the home directory as well.
 
  


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