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       mdata-delete -- Delete a metadata key-value pair.


       /usr/sbin/mdata-delete keyname


       The  mdata-delete command allows the user (or a script) to modify the metadata for a guest
       instance running in a SmartDataCenter (SDC) cloud.   Metadata  values  are  generally  set
       programmatically  via CloudAPI, or during interactive provisioning via a Web Portal.  They
       may also be set from within the instance with the mdata-put command.

       The key-value pair for keyname will be removed permanently from the  metadata  stored  for
       this guest instance.  Deletion of a key which did not exist is not considered an error.

       If the metadata service is unavailable at the time of the request, this command will block
       waiting for it to become available.  Non-transient failures will cause the program to exit
       with  a non-zero status.  Depending on the nature of the error, some diagnostic output may
       be printed to stderr.


       The following exit values are returned:

            Successful completion.

            The key-value pair named keyname was removed from the instance metadata, or  did  not
            initially exist.

            An error occurred.

            An  unexpected  error  condition  occurred,  which  is believed to be a non-transient
            condition.  Retrying the request is not expected  to  resolve  the  error  condition;
            either a software bug or misconfiguration exists.

            A usage error occurred.

            Malformed  arguments  were  passed  to  the program.  Check the usage instructions to
            ensure valid arguments are supplied.


       mdata-get(1), mdata-list(1), mdata-put(1)