[SATLUG] Deleting User 'mail'

Wayne Walker wwalker at bybent.com
Mon Feb 18 11:44:16 CST 2008


Most likely you will completely break your mail systems on the machine.

there will be existing executables that are already setuid or setgid for
mail, there are also directories and files created with mail (user or
group) having special permissions on those files and directories.

All of that will be broken.

Why do you want to anyway?

On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 12:43:39AM -0600, Seth Sanchez wrote:
> What would happen if I deleted the user 'mail' from /etc/passwd and created
> another user with the same name?
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