How To Delete a User in Linux - Quick Guide

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how to delete a user in linux

Don’t know how to delete a user in Linux? For this, execute the userdel command:

1. Press CTRL+ALT+T to open the terminal.

2. Type “sudo userdel username” and hit Enter.

deleting a user with userdel command

3. Run the “cat /etc/passwd” command for verification.

checking the content of passwd file

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