GROUPDEL(8) System Management Commands GROUPDEL(8)

groupdel - ta bort en grupp

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

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-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.

Du får inte ta bort den primära gruppen för någon existerande användare. Du måste ta bort användaren innan du tar bort gruppen.

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:




Säker gruppkontoinformation.

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).

01-04-2024 shadow-utils 4.15.1