Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 121 – A tidbit about users vol 3 – userdel command

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If you ever need to delete users, use the userdel command, as follows:

userdel username

You need to have superuser permissions. Make sure that no processes from the user you are trying to delete are running, or otherwise userdel will fail to execute. (“How to Delete/Remove Users in Linux (userdel Command),” n.d.)

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How to Delete/Remove Users in Linux (userdel Command). (n.d.). Retrieved February 10, 2020, from