How do I completely remove a user in Linux?
- Log in to your server via SSH.
- Switch to the root user: sudo su –
- Use the userdel command to remove the old user: userdel user’s username.
- Optional: You can also delete that user’s home directory and mail spool by using the -r flag with the command: userdel -r user’s username.
How do I delete user? Select Start > Settings > Accounts > Other users. Select the person’s name or email address, then select Remove.
How do I force a user account to delete? Another option is to use the -f ( –force ) option that tells userdel to forcefully remove the user account, even if the user is still logged in or if there are running processes that belong to the user.
How do you remove a user from Linux server?
- Launch terminal.
- List currently logged in user in the system.
- List all processes owned by the user you want to kick out of the system.
- Kill user’s terminal or other session processes.
- Alternatively, kill all processes owned by the user.
- Check if user still logged in.