groupdel - Deletes a group definition from the system
/usr/sbin/groupdel [-P] [-x extended_option] group_name
Deletes a PC group only. Extended options are of the form
attribute=value. You may enter any number of extended
options (within the character limit of the command line)
by separating each option with a space. Alternatively,
they may be entered separately following the -x switch.
Note that some extended options are only available under
specific system environments.
The following sets of extended_option attributes
are available: Indicates that the group to be
deleted is local. The value 0 indicates that the
group is to be deleted from some other database,
either the NIS or LDAP. The value 1 indicates that
a group is to be deleted from the NIS database. You
must be on the NIS master to delete a NIS group.
The value 1 indicates that the group to be deleted
is from an LDAP server. LDAP must be configured,
and you must be on the LDAP server or on an LDAP
client with permission to modify the LDAP database.
Specifies the name of the group to be deleted from
the system. The groupname must exist.
The groupdel command lets the system administrator delete
existing groups from the system by group name.
The -x options local, distributed, ldap and let the system
administrator specify whether the group to be deleted
is local, distributed by NIS, or on an LDAP server. If
these options are not specified on the command line, the
system deletes the group from the appropriate database as
specified by the system defaults. System defaults for
groups may be set with the groupmod -D option. In the
absence of any defaults, groupdel deletes a local group.
Certain combinations of these settings are incompatible
and produce an error: it is invalid to set all of these
values to 0 or set more than one of them to 1.
You must have superuser privilege to execute this command.
Advanced Server for UNIX (ASU) must be running to delete
PC groups consisting of members who are holders of Windows
NT domain accounts.
You must be on the NIS master to delete a NIS group.
LDAP must be configured, and you must be on the LDAP
server or an LDAP client with permission to modify the
LDAP database to delete an LDAP group.
The groupdel command exits with one of the following values:
Success. Failure. Warning.
The following example removes the group, testgrp: %
groupdel testgrp The following example removes the group,
testgrp, from the local group database: % groupdel -x
local=1 testgrp The following example removes the PC users
group, domainbdev: % groupdel -P domainbdev
The groupdel command operates on the appropriate files for
the specific level of system security.
Commands: groupadd(8), groupmod(8), useradd(8),
Manuals: System Administration, Security
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