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Linux / Unix Command: userdel
Command Library

NAME

userdel - Delete a user account and related files  

SYNOPSIS

userdel [-r] login  

DESCRIPTION

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

SEE ALSO

chfn(1), chsh(1), passwd(1), groupadd(8), groupdel(8), groupmod(8), useradd(8), usermod(8)  

Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.

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