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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for groupdel (redhat section 8)

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
SEE ALSO
chfn(1), chsh(1), passwd(1), groupadd(8), groupmod(8), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8)
AUTHOR
Julianne Frances Haugh (jockgrrl@ix.netcom.com) GROUPDEL(8)


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