GROUPDEL(1M) Maintenance Commands GROUPDEL(1M)


NAME


groupdel - delete a group definition from the system

SYNOPSIS


/usr/sbin/groupdel group


DESCRIPTION


The groupdel utility deletes a group definition from the system. It
deletes the appropriate entry from the /etc/group file.

OPERANDS


group
An existing group name to be deleted.


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Success.


2
Invalid command syntax. A usage message for the groupdel command is
displayed.


6
group does not exist.


10
Cannot update the /etc/group file.


FILES


/etc/group
system file containing group definitions


SEE ALSO


groupadd(1M), groupmod(1M), logins(1M), useradd(1M), userdel(1M),
usermod(1M), attributes(5)

NOTES


The groupdel utility only deletes a group definition that is in the local
/etc/group file. If a network nameservice is being used to supplement the
local /etc/group file with additional entries, groupdel cannot change
information supplied by the network nameservice.


groupdel fails if a group entry (a single line in /etc/group) exceeds
2047 characters.


January 7, 2018 GROUPDEL(1M)