userdel Linux Commands

What is Linux userdel Command?


userdel COMMAND:

userdel command is used by the root user to remove or delete a specific user account and files related to that user.


userdel [options] LOGIN


-f, --force This option forces to remove the user account, even if the user is still logged in.
-h, --help Display help message and exit.
-r, --remove Files in the user's home directory will be deleted along with the home directory.


  1. userdel -r hiox
    In the above example, the command removes the user account 'Hiox' and deletes all files corresponding to that user from the home directory.

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