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       userdel [-D binddn] [-P path] [-r[-f]]
               [--service service] [--help] [-u] [-v] account


       userdel  deletes  an  user  account  from the local system
       files or a LDAP database  and  removes  all  entries  that
       refer  to  account  from  the  group  database. Before the
       account is removed, the USERDEL_PRECMD command as  defined
       in    login.defs(5)   is   called,   after   removal   the
       USERDEL_POSTCMD command is called.


       -r, --remove-home
              Remove the whole home directory and the mail  spool
              of  the  specified  account. Files located in other
              directories  will  have  to  be  searched  for  and
              deleted manually.

       -f, --force
              This  option is used to force the removal of files,
              even if not owned by the account.

       --service service
              Add the account to a special directory. The default
              is files, but ldap is also valid.

       -D, --binddn binddn
              Use  the  Distinguished  Name binddn to bind to the
              LDAP directory.  The user will be  prompted  for  a
              password for simple authentication.

       -P, --path path
              The  passwd  and shadow files are located below the
              specified directory path. chpasswd  will  use  this
              files, not /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.

       --help Print a list of valid options with a short descrip­

       -u, --usage
              Print a short list of valid options.

       -v, --version
              Print the version number and exit.


       passwd - user account information
       shadow - shadow user account information
       group - group information





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