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HOW TO: Remove (Delete) a User on CentOS 7
Posted by on 12 October 2018 11:30 AM
These instructions are intended specifically for removing a user on CentOS 7.
Step 1: Delete the User
It’s just one simple command to add a user. In this case, we’re adding a user called mynewuser:
If you want to remove all of the files for the user, then use -r:
Step 2: Remove Root Privileges to the User
For a refresher on editing files with vim see: Overview of the Vim Text Editor
Find the following code:
## Allow root to run any commands anywhere
In this case, we’re removing root privileges from the user mynewuser . Remove the following:
Then exit and save the file with the command :wq .