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07-05-2002, 08:11 AM
This has probably been asked before, but how do I delete a user from the system? I take it you have to have root privlidges. Does it do any damage other than removing that user and all the folders?
07-05-2002, 10:32 AM
This is the inelegant and non-approved way of doing it: From an administrator account, delete the user in the Users System Preferences. Then boot into OS 9 to delete the deleted user's files. I do not recommend this. You should hear soon from unixen the elegant and approved method.
07-07-2002, 10:57 PM
Thank you dbhill for some comment. Maybe I should explain more. My mac is a stand alone personal machine. I created an account for my son who was staying with me. He wanted to 'play' with it. I created an account for him so he wouldn't 'screw' things up in my own administrator account.
He's gone and I can't quite remove all his account as it is owned by 'root'.
As a newbie to the underpinnings to OSX I thought to get some advice from more experienced users.
Maybe it is inelegant to 'delete or remove'???
but I'd like to keep my mac 'clean'.
07-08-2002, 12:09 AM
The above "inelegant" method works just fine, you can also use the sudo command in the terminal - this (http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3584&highlight=removing+users) thread gives more details...
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