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Old 12-15-2004, 05:35 AM   #1
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How to remove the user?

How to remove the user from system together with all files in all catalogues which concern only it (type /var/spool/mail/ssa) and all references in all files on this user?
Old 12-15-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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what about userdel?

What about just using userdel with -r options?

Here's quote from userdel's man-page

The userdel command modifies the system account files, deleting all
entries that refer to login. The named user must exist. The options
which apply to the userdel command are:

-r Files in the userís home directory will be removed along with
the home directory itself and the userís mail spool. Files
located in other file systems will have to be searched for and
deleted manually.

/etc/passwd - user account information
/etc/shadow - secure user account information
/etc/group - group information


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