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Old 07-02-2005, 10:52 PM   #1
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deluser doesn't work


Ello,

I am using ssh - "deluser -r username" OR "deluser [-r] username" doesn't work.

I am using ssh, can anyone tell me what the command is for ssh to delete a user account & their folder.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:06 PM   #2
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I believe the command is "userdel"
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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userdel -r username
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:07 PM   #4
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That didn't work :/
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:08 PM   #5
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Are you logged on as root?
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:10 PM   #6
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bash: userdel: command not found

edit: I am logged in as root
[root@mydomain home]

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Old 07-02-2005, 11:20 PM   #7
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Hmm I'm not too sure then. Do you know what the system you're sshing into is running? What's the output of "whoami", "whereis userdel", and "uname -a"? I'm just grasping at things at this point though, maybe someone else knows what's happening.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:21 PM   #8
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Did you su? if so, you need to be using 'su -' to have it get root's environment variables. On my system, userdel is /usr/sbin/userdel which is only in root's path. In any case, you could use the absolute pathname to execute it.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:22 PM   #9
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do you have the root's environment i.e. using "su -" instead of "su".
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:26 PM   #10
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Thanks guys

Yeah I wasn't properly in the root user

I got another problem though :P

I have two ssh connections open, one in root and on in another one, lets name him "stooge"

I goto the "home" dir. as stooge and do a "ls" and it has stooge userfolder there, and it has another one, lets call him "stud" - I delete him via root user, but he is still there (I try to cd stud - but says permission denied) - how do I get rid of the user & folder of stud (I can't ftp into stud though, and I can't cd stud - either)

Thanks.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:28 PM   #11
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userdel should've removed stud and the directory.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:32 PM   #12
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I forgot to add, I accidently typed in "userdel stud" instead of "userdel -r stud"

What do I need to do to get the folder stud away?

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[root@mydomain root]# userdel -r stud
userdel: warning: /var/spool/mail/stud not owned by stud, not removing
userdel: /home/stud not owned by stud, not removing
[root@mydomain root]# userdel stud
userdel: user stud does not exist

---

But the folder is there, but not accessible :/?

Last edited by kyro_02; 07-02-2005 at 11:36 PM.
 
Old 07-02-2005, 11:39 PM   #13
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so just go "rm -r /home/stud" (as root)

edit: if it asks for confirmation on every file, you might want to do "rm -rf /home/stud"

Last edited by Ynot Irucrem; 07-02-2005 at 11:41 PM.
 
  


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