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Old 01-03-2008, 04:49 AM   #1
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Deleting user


I have a user but make it wheel user to access root. Now I want to exit this user from wheel i.e. didn't want to delete this user but just to remove from wheel group and to create a new user to make wheel user to access root

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Old 01-03-2008, 04:51 AM   #2
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Did not understand.
 
Old 01-03-2008, 04:55 AM   #3
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I think the OP wants to do two things:

1. Remove a certain user from the wheel group
2. Create another user that has root powers

Is this correct? For the first thing, you'll need to edit /etc/group as root and remove the user from the relevant line (i.e. the one corresponding to the wheel group). For the second, well, why? What's wrong with just using the root account?
 
Old 01-03-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
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I think the OP wants to do two things:

1. Remove a certain user from the wheel group
2. Create another user that has root powers

Is this correct? For the first thing, you'll need to edit /etc/group as root and remove the user from the relevant line (i.e. the one corresponding to the wheel group). For the second, well, why? What's wrong with just using the root account?
I edited the /etc/group and removed the wheel user line but still exists. what else I have to do?

thanks for your reply
 
Old 01-03-2008, 12:30 PM   #5
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What still exists? Did you remove the entire line corresponding to wheel, or just the user's name from that line?
 
Old 01-03-2008, 12:57 PM   #6
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I think the OP wants to do two things:

1. Remove a certain user from the wheel group
2. Create another user that has root powers

Is this correct? For the first thing, you'll need to edit /etc/group as root and remove the user from the relevant line (i.e. the one corresponding to the wheel group). For the second, well, why? What's wrong with just using the root account?
I edited the /etc/group and removed the wheel user line but still exists. what else I have to do?

thanks for your reply
 
Old 01-03-2008, 04:57 PM   #7
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I edited the /etc/group and removed the wheel user line but still exists. what else I have to do?

thanks for your reply
what exactly did you erase and what is left of that line?
 
Old 01-03-2008, 07:55 PM   #8
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OR, simply give the command:
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userdel username
 
  


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