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Old 09-12-2004, 07:48 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2002
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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
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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
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Thanks! To be safe, I just unmounted "/mnt/ftp" so that it couldn't delete anything!



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