groupdel



GROUPDEL(8)                                                        GROUPDEL(8)




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

       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)


AUTHOR

       Julianne Frances Haugh (jockgrrl@ix.netcom.com)



                                  08/03/2005                       GROUPDEL(8)

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