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groupdel - Deletes a group definition from the system
/usr/sbin/groupdel [-P] [-x extended_option] group_name
-P Deletes a PC group only.
-x extended_option [extended_option...]
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:
1. The following example removes the group, testgrp:
% groupdel testgrp
2. The following example removes the group, testgrp, from the local group
% groupdel -x local=1 testgrp
3. 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), userdel(8), usermod(8)
Manuals: System Administration, Security
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