Manual page for userdel(1M)
userdel - delete a user's login from the system
The userdel command deletes
a user's login from the system
and makes the appropriate login-related
changes to the system file and file system.
Remove the user's home directory from the system.
This directory must exist.
The files and directories under the home directory will no longer be
accessible following successful execution of the command.
A string of printable characters that specify an existing login on the
It may not contain a colon (:) or a newline (\n).
command exits with one of the following values:
Invalid command syntax.
A usage message for the
The login to be removed does not exist.
The login to be removed is in use.
Cannot update the
the login is removed from the
Cannot remove or otherwise modify the home directory.
only deletes a user definition that is in the local
If a network name service such as
is being used to supplement the local
file with additional entries,
cannot change information supplied by the network name service.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97