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RE: [K12OSN] deleting a 1000 users



Jim and Chris thanks.  Jim's method keeps saying that the user did not
exist just like my webmin batch process.  Chris method worked.  As I
write this his method is deleting accounts and home, but I get the
following message "userdel: error deleting shadow password entry" which
I think I might have some passwd and shadow file corruption which might
be why webmin and Jim's method could not delete the user accounts.

Thanks for the fast response!
-Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hobbs [mailto:chobbs silvervalley k12 ca us] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 12:21 PM
To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] deleting a 1000 users

jam mcquil com wrote:

>But, another way to do it would be:
>
>   cat delstu6.txt | while read x
>   do
>     userdel -r $x
>   done
>  
>

Alternatively (TMTOWTDI):

cat delstu6.txt | xargs -n 1 userdel -r

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