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How can I delete your own Unix account ?

Posted on 1998-02-06
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Hi people,

I hope this is not a foolish question. I have a Unix (shell) account from college to read my e-mail. I'm leaving the college and would like my account deleted. The system administrator is too busy and doesn't respond to my e-mails for the account to be deleted. Now my question is, since I have rights (protection) to my own account and directory, can I delete the account myself, without having root access?
Again, I don't know if this is a challenging question or a foolish question, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx.
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The answer is no, you can't.  To completely
delete your account, you have to access certain
files that you don't have access to.
By the way, what's your reason for wanting to
delete your account?  Let me know.

Terry

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I guess charging for this is not OK.
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