groupdel

groupdel(8) groupdel(8)

NAME
groupdel – delete a group entry

SYNOPSIS
groupdel [-D binddn] [-P path] [–service service]
[–help] [-u] [-v] group

DESCRIPTION
groupdel removes a group entry from the local system files or a LDAP
database. A primary group of any existing user is not removeable. All
filesystems must be checked manually to insure that no files remain
with the named group.

OPTIONS
–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 authentica-
tion.

-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 description.

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

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

FILES
group – group information

SEE ALSO
passwd(1), login.defs(5), group(5), groupadd(8), groupmod(8)

AUTHOR
Thorsten Kukuk <kukuk@suse.de>

pwdutils October 2003 groupdel(8)

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