Comments 1 Helpful Follow Share Posted In Red Hat Enterprise Linux Could you differentiate between groupdel vs lgroupdel? Latest response 2017-12-07T03:30:57+00:00 Could you please explain the differentiation between these commands groupdel vs lgroupdel ? Started 2017-12-06T14:57:23+00:00 by Linux Team RESG/GTS/IAS/SYS/UNX Newbie 16 points Log in to join the conversation Responses Sort By Oldest Sort By Newest Guru 6042 points 7 December 2017 12:17 AM PixelDrift.NET Support Community Leader Functionally they should be equivalent. lgroupdel is a sample implementation of local password/user management using libuser, which is a pluggable architecture that allows replacement backends to be configured. From the package description: The libuser library implements a standardized interface for manipulating and administering user and group accounts. The library uses pluggable back-ends to interface to its data sources. Sample applications modeled after those included with the shadow password suite are included. Think of it as the following architectural difference (with no real functional difference): [lgroupdel] -> [libuser interface] -> [shadow plugin/backend] -> [local files] [groupdel] -> [local files] Was this helpful? Yes No We appreciate your feedback. Leave a comment if you would like to provide more detail. It looks like we have some work to do. Leave a comment to let us know how we could improve. Close Welcome! Check out the Getting Started with Red Hat page for quick tours and guides for common tasks.