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deluser

Delete a user from the system. Note: all commands must be executed as root. More information: https://manpages.debian.org/latest/adduser/deluser.html.

  • Remove a user:

deluser {{username}}

  • Remove a user and their home directory:

deluser --remove-home {{username}}

  • Remove a user and their home, but backup their files into a .tar.gz file in the specified directory:

deluser --backup-to {{path/to/backup_directory}} --remove-home {{username}}

  • Remove a user, and all files owned by them:

deluser --remove-all-files {{username}}