Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 09-12-2004, 07:48 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2002
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 540

Rep: Reputation: 32
userdel command... should I run it?


I screwed up in adding a user to my server.
My users folder (same as "home") is /mnt/ftp, so... a user would be /mnt/ftp/user

Now I typed:
"adduser -d /mnt/ftp user"

So... if I type "userdel user" will all my other user's files (and home folders) be deleted?

Old 09-12-2004, 08:00 PM   #2
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 900

Rep: Reputation: 33
userdel won't delete home directory files unless you specifically tell it to with userdel -r, so you should be fine. If you're still in doubt, make a backup before you run it...
Old 09-12-2004, 08:31 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2002
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 540

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
Thanks! To be safe, I just unmounted "/mnt/ftp" so that it couldn't delete anything!



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Command to run another command against a list of files psweetma Linux - General 3 11-09-2005 05:29 PM
bash: userdel: command not found dwdrumrboy Linux - Newbie 9 04-16-2005 11:47 AM
removing users with userdel linuxtesting2 Linux - Newbie 1 09-15-2004 01:35 AM
can't 'userdel' OR How to fix a corrupt utmp? Plauderer Linux - General 3 09-03-2004 11:50 AM
userdel: unable to lock password file asc3ndant Linux - General 1 06-20-2003 01:07 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:40 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration