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Old 02-28-2006, 01:01 PM   #1
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How can I remove a user account, please.
If a user is created in Root group does that user have Root rights to edit/delete files.
 
Old 02-28-2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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You can use userdel username to delete the user's information from the passwd and group files (along with their shadow information). You can use userdel -r username to delete the user's home directory (and the files it contains) as well.

Adding a user to root's group doesn't give them all of root's rights. For example, I can cd to /root but I can't list the files in /root or delete any of them (directory and files all have permissions of 000 for anyone except root) as a user in group 0. At least, I couldn't just now when I tried it...
 
Old 03-01-2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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