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GROUPDEL(8)                 System Manager's Manual                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 filesystems 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 information
       /etc/gshadow - secure group information

EXIT VALUES
       0       - success
       2       - bad 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),  groupadd(8),  groupmod(8),  useradd(8),
       userdel(8), usermod(8)

AUTHOR
       Julianne Frances Haugh (jockgrrlATix.com)



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