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Linux 2.6 - man page for deluser.conf (linux section 5)

deluser.conf(5) 								  deluser.conf(5)

       /etc/deluser.conf - configuration file for deluser(8) and delgroup(8).

       The  file /etc/deluser.conf contains defaults for the programs deluser(8) and delgroup(8).
       Each option takes the form option = value.  Double or single quotes are allowed around the
       value.  Comment lines must have a hash sign (#) at the beginning of the line.

       deluser(8)  and	delgroup(8) also read /etc/adduser.conf, see adduser.conf(8); settings in
       deluser.conf may overwrite settings made in adduser.conf.

       The valid configuration options are:

	      Removes the home directory and mail spool of the user to be removed.  Value may  be
	      0 (don't delete) or 1 (do delete).

	      Removes all files on the system owned by the user to be removed.	If this option is
	      activated REMOVE_HOME has no effect. Values may be 0 or 1.

       BACKUP If REMOVE_HOME or REMOVE_ALL_FILES is activated all files are backuped before  they
	      are  removed. The backup file that is created defaults to username.tar(.gz|.bz2) in
	      the directory specified by the BACKUP_TO option. The compression method  is  chosen
	      to the best that is available.  Values may be 0 or 1.

	      If BACKUP is activated, BACKUP_TO specifies the directory the backup is written to.
	      Default is the current directory.

	      A list of regular expressions, space separated. All files to be deleted  in  course
	      of  deleting home directories or deleting files owned by the user to be deleted are
	      checked against each of these regular expressions. If a match is detected, the file
	      is not deleted. Defaults to a list of system directories, leaving only /home.

	      In  other  words: By default only files below /home belonging to that specific user
	      are going to be deleted.

	      Only delete a group if there are no user who belong to this group. Defaults to 0.

	      A regular expression which describes all file systems which should be excluded when
	      looking	 for	files	 of    a    user    to	  be	deleted.    Defaults   to


       deluser(8), delgroup(8), adduser.conf(5)

Debian GNU/Linux		    Version 3.112+nmu1ubuntu5			  deluser.conf(5)

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