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deluser.conf(5)						       deluser.conf(5)

       /etc/deluser.conf - configuration file for deluser(8) and delgroup(8).

       The   file   /etc/deluser.conf	contains  defaults  for	 the  programs
       deluser(8) and delgroup(8).  Each option takes the form option = value.
       Double  or  single  quotes are allowed around the value.	 Comment lines
       must have a hash sign (#) at the beginning of the line.

       deluser(8)   and	  delgroup(8)	also   read   /etc/adduser.conf,   see
       adduser.conf(8);	 settings  in deluser.conf may overwrite settings made
       in adduser.conf.

       The valid configuration options are:

	      Removes the home directory and mail spool	 of  the  user	to  be
	      removed.	Value may be 0 (don't delete) or 1 (do delete).

	      Removes all files on the system owned by the user to be removed.
	      If this option is activated REMOVE_HOME has  no  effect.	Values
	      may be 0 or 1.

       BACKUP If  REMOVE_HOME  or  REMOVE_ALL_FILES is activated all files are
	      backuped before they are removed. The backup file that  is  cre‐
	      ated  defaults to username.tar(.gz|.bz2) in the directory speci‐
	      fied by the BACKUP_TO option. The compression method  is	chosen
	      to the best that is available.  Values may be 0 or 1.

	      If  BACKUP  is  activated, BACKUP_TO specifies the directory the
	      backup is written to. Default is the current directory.

	      A list of regular expressions, space separated. All files to  be
	      deleted in course of deleting home directories or deleting files
	      owned by the user to be deleted  are  checked  against  each  of
	      these  regular  expressions. If a match is detected, the file is
	      not deleted. Defaults to a list of system	 directories,  leaving
	      only /home.

	      In  other	 words: By default only files below /home belonging to
	      that specific user are going to be deleted.

	      Only delete a group if there are no  user	 who  belong  to  this
	      group. Defaults to 0.

	      A	 regular  expression  which  describes	all file systems which
	      should be excluded when looking  for  files  of  a  user	to  be
	      deleted. Defaults to "(proc|sysfs|usbfs|devpts|tmpfs|afs)".


       deluser(8), delgroup(8), adduser.conf(5)

Debian GNU/Linux	   Version 3.113+nmu3ubuntu3	       deluser.conf(5)

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