The groupdel utility deletes a group definition from the system. It deletes the appropriate entry from the /etc/group file.
group An existing group name to be deleted.
The following exit values are returned:
2 Invalid command syntax. A usage message for the groupdel command is displayed.
6 group does not exist.
10 Cannot update the /etc/group file.
/etc/group system file containing group definitions
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
|ATTRIBUTE TYPE||ATTRIBUTE VALUE|
users(1B), groupadd(1M), groupmod(1M), logins(1M), useradd(1M), userdel(1M), usermod(1M), attributes(5)
The groupdel utility only deletes a group definition that is in the local /etc/group file. If a network nameservice such as NIS or NIS+ is being used to supplement the local /etc/group file with additional entries, groupdel cannot change information supplied by the network nameservice.