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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:

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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.

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