USERDEL(8)                                             USERDEL(8)

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.

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

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

CAVEATS
       userdel will not allow you to remove  an  account  if  the
       user  is  currently  logged in.  You must kill any running
       processes which belong to an account that you  are  delet-
       ing.   You  may  not  remove  any NIS attributes on an NIS
       client.  This must be performed on the NIS server.

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

AUTHOR
       Julianne Frances Haugh (jfh@tab.com)

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