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How to Delete/Remove Users in Linux (userdel Command)

Linux is a multi-user system, which means that more than one person can interact with the same system at the same time. As a system administrator, you have the responsibility to manage the system’s users and groups by creating new users and assign them to different groups .

Occasionally, you might need to delete a user account. Perhaps because the user moved away from the organization, or it was created for a specific service that no longer runs on the system.

In Linux, you can delete a user account and all its associated files using the userdel command.

This tutorial covers the userdel command and its options.

userdel Command Syntax

The syntax for the userdel command is as follows:


To delete users using the userdel command, you need to be logged in as root or a user with [sudo]( access.


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How to Delete Directories and Files in Linux using Command Line

In this remove or delete directories and files linux tutorial guide, you will learn how to remove empty directory and non empty directory linux using command line. And as well as how to remove/file files linux using command line.

If you work with Linux then you will need the following:

  • how to remove empty directory in linux,
  • how to remove non empty directory,
  • how to remove directory without confirmation linux
  • how to remove files with and without confirmation in linux.

So, this tutorial guide will show you you how to use the rmunlink, and rmdir commands to remove or delete files and directories in Linux with and without confirmation.

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Examples of the dig command in Linux

Dig Command Line Options and Examples
Here is the frequently used command line options and example’s of dig command.
1. Basic Dig Command
A basic dig command accept domain name as command line parameter and prints Address record.
2. Query With Specific DNS Server
The default dig command queries to dns server configured on your system. For example, the Linux systems keep default DNS entry in /etc/resolv.conf.
3. Print Short Answer
Use +short command line option to print result in short form. This is basically useful with the shell scripting and other automation tasks.
4. Print Detailed but Specific Result
Use +noall with +answer to print detailed information but specific. This will print only answer section including few more details as a result.

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Useful Example for the mv command in Linux

mv Command Examples
Below is the basic mv command examples on Linux terminal.

  • Rename file in current directory – For example rename file source.txt to dest.txt in current directory.
  • Move file to destination directory – Move a source.txt file available in current directory to /tmp directory. In above command the file name is unchanged at target directory. You can also rename file name at destination directory just by providing filename at destination.
  • Move file from source directory to destination directory – We can also move files or directory from some other directory to destination directory.
  • Move multiple files to destination at once – The mv accepts multiple source files and move them to the destination directory at once. The following command will move file1.txt, file2.txt in current directory and /opt/file3.txt to the /tmp directory. Here the last command line parameter is used as destination by the mv command.

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As a different user on Linux, run commands

Linux is the best and most-used open source operating system. The Linux users have a large number of options to choose operating system. You have options to choose desktop for your Linux systems. But still Linux professionals love the command line to work. Mainly the Linux server editions comes with command line option only, which create them lighter and faster.

The Linux users uses shell to interact with operating systems. In which the Bash (Born Shell) is the most used shell and available default on most systems. Now a days Zsh (Z Shell) is also getting popularity between the users due to its features.

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Linux Tutorial


How to Add or Remove a User from a Group in Linux

Linux is by default a multi-user system (meaning many users can connect to it simultaneously and work), thus user management is one of the fundamental tasks of a system administrator. User management includes everything from creating, updating, and deleting user accounts or user groups on a Linux system.

In this short quick article, you will learn how to add or remove a user from a group in a Linux system.

Check a User Group in Linux

To check a user group, just run the following groups command and provide the username (tecmint in this example) as an argument.

# groups tecmint

tecmint : tecmint wheel

To check your own groups, just run the groups command without any argument.

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