To erase an existing user account, or login from a Linux machine, you can use userdel, be sure to use this with care, as its actions can not be undone. Syntax

userdel [options] LOGIN

Some of its options are:

  • -r remove user account
  • -f force user removal, even if the user is still logged, and removes its home and mail spool even if they are used by another user

Example

userdel -r user

Be sure to read the man page of userdel

Related pages

useradd usermod