GROUPDEL(8) System Management Commands GROUPDEL(8)

groupdel - slet en gruppe

groupdel [options] GROUP

The groupdel command modifies the system account files, deleting all entries that refer to GROUP. The named group must exist.

The options which apply to the groupdel command are:

-f, --force

This option forces the removal of the group, even if there's some user having the group as the primary one.

-h, --help

Vis hjælpeteksten og afslut.

-R, --root CHROOT_DIR

Apply changes in the CHROOT_DIR directory and use the configuration files from the CHROOT_DIR directory. Only absolute paths are supported.

-P, --prefix PREFIX_DIR

Apply changes in the PREFIX_DIR directory and use the configuration files from the PREFIX_DIR directory. This option does not chroot and is intended for preparing a cross-compilation target. Some limitations: NIS and LDAP users/groups are not verified. PAM authentication is using the host files. No SELINUX support.

De kan ikke fjerne den primære gruppe for en eksisterende bruger. Du skal fjerne brugeren før du fjerner gruppen.

Du skal manuelt kontrollere alle filsystemer for at sikre dig, at ingen filer fortsat er ejet af denne gruppe.

The following configuration variables in /etc/login.defs change the behavior of this tool:


Information om gruppekonto.


Information om sikret gruppekonto.

The groupdel command exits with the following values:




invalid command syntax


specified group doesn't exist


can't remove user's primary group


can't update group file

chfn(1), chsh(1), passwd(1), gpasswd(8), groupadd(8), groupmod(8), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8).

24/09/2023 shadow-utils 4.14.0