GROUPDEL

Section: System Management Commands (8)
Updated: 06/24/2006
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NAME

groupdel - delete a group  

SYNOPSIS

groupdel group
 

DESCRIPTION

The groupdel command modifies the system account files, deleting all entries that refer to group. The named group must exist.

You must manually check all file systems to insure that no files remain with the named group as the file group ID.  

CAVEATS

You may not remove the primary group of any existing user. You must remove the user before you remove the group.  

FILES

/etc/group
Group account information.
/etc/gshadow
Secure group account information.
 

EXIT VALUES

The groupdel command exits with the following values:

0
success
2
invalid command syntax
6
specified group doesn’t exist
8
can't remove user's primary group
10
can't update group file
 

SEE ALSO

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


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
CAVEATS
FILES
EXIT VALUES
SEE ALSO

linux.jgfs.net manual pages