Deleting Groups

Deleting groups with groupdel

The groupdel command allows a System Administrator to remove groups from their Linux system.



Groupdel Command available Options


Below are the options that can be used by the "groupdel" command.


Usage: groupdel [options] GROUP

Options:
  -h, --help                    display this help message and exit
  -R, --root CHROOT_DIR         directory to chroot into


Removing Groups - groupdel command


To remove a group we use the "groupdel" command. The syntax for this command is: groupdel groupname


groupdel Group


[root@fedsrv01a ~]# grep testgroup /etc/group
testgroup:x:1011:

[root@fedsrv01a ~]# groupdel testgroup

[root@fedsrv01a ~]# grep testgroup /etc/group
[root@fedsrv01a ~]# 

In the above example we used the "groupdel" command to remove a group called "testgroup".