Removing selected account information
When you remove a user's login with
(instead of the Account Manager)
their identification number (UID)
is recorded so the
UID will not be reused for a period of time.
The number of months the system will wait before
reusing a UID can be specified with the
-n option of userdel.
Although it is possible to delete a user using the
userdel command, we recommend the
Account Manager for this purpose.
The default value can be changed with the
defadm userdel command or with the
System Defaults Manager.
Select the appropriate command to remove a user's login entry:
If you want to remove only the login entry, enter:
To remove the login entry and the home directory, use:
userdel -r login_name
To remove any roles or privileged commands
that were assigned to the login, execute:
adminuser -d login_name
This prevents possible security breaches.
If the account had none, you see this message:
UX:adminuser: ERROR: Undefined user "login_name"
You should also remove the user's file
Reactivating a deactivated user account
Deleting a user account
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004