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Old 03-07-2005, 06:02 AM   #1
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newbie needs help with simple program

hey every1
im a noob when it comes to linux, im still trying to find my way around it cause were going to be using it for college next term so im trying to get a head start :P looking at examples and stuff

My teacher gave us some examples and stuff to do in advance if we want but im a lil confused and need some help from people who actually know there way around linux :P

Im trying to make a simple program or script or bashscript program what ever u call it lol that will do this regarding deleting users.

like i want it so my program reads a file that has the user names to be deleted, list the ammount of disk space they have used, then ask if their files are to be deleted or not and lastly delete the user and depending if u want to or not, delete their home folder or not

anyhelp would be lots of help
Old 03-07-2005, 06:26 AM   #2
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Does it have to be a bashscript?

Regardless, here are a few things to help you get going. To get the amount of space a user has used in there home folder you could do:

# du -csh /home/user

To delete a user you can do:

# userdel user

and if you want to delete there home folder you would do:

# userdel -r user

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