I am using ubuntu 14.04 with MATE desktop. By mistake I created a group called dba two times with different ids: 1001 and 502 I want delete the group dba with id 1001. How can I do this?


There may be a more elegant answer, but you can always edit /etc/group manually. You'll need root privileges, then just remove the line that includes the 1001 gid. It'll look something like this:

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    I assume you then also need to move all users to the other group?
    – Rinzwind
    Dec 24 '14 at 11:55
  • Hi Sparhawk,Thank you for your answer. It worked.
    – user361556
    Dec 24 '14 at 12:26
  • @Rinzwind I'm not sure if the OP actually did anything with this group or not.
    – Sparhawk
    Dec 25 '14 at 0:52

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