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groupdel(1m) [bsd man page]

groupdel(1M)						  System Administration Commands					      groupdel(1M)

NAME
groupdel - delete a group definition from the system SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/groupdel group DESCRIPTION
The groupdel utility deletes a group definition from the system. It deletes the appropriate entry from the /etc/group file. OPERANDS
group An existing group name to be deleted. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Success. 2 Invalid command syntax. A usage message for the groupdel command is displayed. 6 group does not exist. 10 Cannot update the /etc/group file. FILES
/etc/group system file containing group definitions ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
users(1B), groupadd(1M), groupmod(1M), logins(1M), useradd(1M), userdel(1M), usermod(1M), attributes(5) NOTES
The groupdel utility only deletes a group definition that is in the local /etc/group file. If a network nameservice such as NIS or NIS+ is being used to supplement the local /etc/group file with additional entries, groupdel cannot change information supplied by the network nameservice. SunOS 5.10 14 Sep 1992 groupdel(1M)

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groupdel(8)						      System Manager's Manual						       groupdel(8)

NAME
groupdel - Deletes a group definition from the system SYNOPSIS
/usr/sbin/groupdel [-P] [-x extended_option] group_name OPTIONS
Creates a PC group only. The following extended_option attributes are available: Indicates whether or not the group is distributed. The value of the distributed=n attribute can be 0 or 1. If set to 0, the group is deleted from the local system. If set to 1, the group is deleted from the NIS master database on the running system. Indicates whether or not the group is local. The value of the local=n attribute can be 0 or 1. If set to 1, the group is deleted from the local database. If set to 0, the group is deleted from the NIS master database. Specifies the name of the group to be deleted from the system. The groupname must exist. DESCRIPTION
The groupdel command lets the system administrator delete existing groups from the system, by group name. In addition, the system adminis- trator can use the -x option to specify whether the group to be deleted is local or whether the group resides in the NIS master database. If the -x option is not specified, the group is deleted from the appropriate database as specified by the system defaults. The default behavior on the system for the groupdel command is distributed=0 and local=1. With these values, the system deletes the group from the local database by default. Setting the distributed= and local= attributes to the same value (for example, distributed=0 and local=0) produces an error. When the Advanced Server for UNIX (ASU) is running, you can also delete PC groups consisting of members who are holders of Windows NT domain accounts. You must have superuser privilege to execute this command. EXIT STATUS
The groupmod command exits with one of the following values: Success. Failure. Warning. EXAMPLES
The following example removes the group, testgrp: % groupdel testgrp The following example removes the group, testgrp, from the local group database: % groupdel -x local=1 testgrp The following example removes the PC users group, domainbdev, from the local group database: % groupdel -P domainbdev FILES
The groupdel command operates on the appropriate files for the specific level of system security. SEE ALSO
Commands: groupadd(8), groupmod(8), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8) System Administration Security groupdel(8)

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