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GROUPDEL(8) Systemhanteringskommandon GROUPDEL(8)

groupdel - ta bort en grupp

groupdel [flaggor] GRUPP

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:

-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.

-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:


Maximum members per group entry. When the maximum is reached, a new group entry (line) is started in /etc/group (with the same name, same password, and same GID).

The default value is 0, meaning that there are no limits in the number of members in a group.

This feature (split group) permits to limit the length of lines in the group file. This is useful to make sure that lines for NIS groups are not larger than 1024 characters.

If you need to enforce such limit, you can use 25.

Note: split groups may not be supported by all tools (even in the Shadow toolsuite). You should not use this variable unless you really need it.



Säker gruppkontoinformation.

Kommandot groupdel avslutas med följande värden:




ogiltig kommandosyntax


angiven grupp finns inte


kan inte ta bort användarens primära grupp


kan inte uppdatera gruppfilen

chfn(1), chsh(1), passwd(1), gpasswd(8), groupadd(8), groupmod(8), useradd(8), userdel(8), usermod(8).
31-07-2019 shadow-utils 4.7