|GROUPDEL(8)||System Management Commands||GROUPDEL(8)|
groupdel - delete a group
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:
-R, --root CHROOT_DIR
-P, --prefix PREFIX_DIR
You may not remove the primary group of any existing user. You must remove the user before you remove the group.
You should manually check all file systems to ensure that no files remain owned by this group.
The following configuration variables in /etc/login.defs change the behavior of this tool:
The groupdel command exits with the following values: