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userdel(1M)		System Administration Commands		   userdel(1M)

NAME
       userdel - delete	a user's login from the	system

SYNOPSIS
       userdel [-r] login

DESCRIPTION
       The  userdel  utility  deletes a	user account from the system and makes
       the appropriate account-related changes to the  system  file  and  file
       system.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -r	Remove	the user's home	directory from the system. This	direc-
		tory must exist. The files and directories under the home  di-
		rectory	will no	longer be accessible following successful exe-
		cution of the command.

OPERANDS
       The following operands are supported:

       login	An existing login name to be deleted.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0	Successful completion.

       2	Invalid	command	syntax.	A usage	message	for the	 userdel  com-
		mand is	displayed.

       6	The account to be removed does not exist.

       8	The account to be removed is in	use.

       10	Cannot	update	the  /etc/group	or /etc/user_attr file but the
		login is removed from the /etc/passwd file.

       12	Cannot remove or otherwise modify the home directory.

FILES
       /etc/passwd	       system password file

       /etc/shadow	       system file contain users' encrypted  passwords
			       and related information

       /etc/group	       system file containing group definitions

       /etc/user_attr	       system  file  containing	 additional  user  at-
			       tributes

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       auths(1), passwd(1), profiles(1),  roles(1),  users(1B),	 groupadd(1M),
       groupdel(1M), groupmod(1M), logins(1M), roleadd(1M), rolemod(1M), user-
       add(1M),	   userdel(1M),	   usermod(1M),	   passwd(4),	 prof_attr(4),
       user_attr(4), attributes(5)

NOTES
       The  userdel  utility only deletes an account definition	that is	in the
       local /etc/group, /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow,  and	 /etc/user_attr	 file.
       file.  If  a  network name service such as NIS or NIS+ is being used to
       supplement the local /etc/passwd	file with additional entries,  userdel
       cannot change information supplied by the network name service.

SunOS 5.10			  8 Sep	1999			   userdel(1M)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | OPERANDS | EXIT STATUS | FILES | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO | NOTES

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