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unable to delete user or create user

unable to delete user or create user

unable to delete user or create user

I deleted a user using rmuser but didn't use the -p parameter. Now the user is deleted but the passwd file has an entry of this user. How to go about clean it up so I can create a new user with the same name.

RE: unable to delete user or create user


Well, I figured out that the entry on /etc/passwd and /etc/security/passwd (the shadow) needs to be removed and along with that /etc/security/users also have entry about this users. If you clean all of these then the users can be created.

The /etc/security/users also tell the OS where to look for the id's auth like compat or LDAP and local passwd file or Ldap etc.

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