groupdel(8) -- Linux man page

 

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)