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NAME

       dropuser - remove a PostgreSQL user account

SYNOPSIS

       dropuser [ option... ]  [ username ]

DESCRIPTION

       dropuser  removes  an  existing  PostgreSQL  user.  Only superusers and
       users with the CREATEROLE privilege can remove  PostgreSQL  users.  (To
       remove a superuser, you must yourself be a superuser.)

       dropuser  is a wrapper around the SQL command DROP ROLE [drop_role(7)].
       There is no  effective  difference  between  dropping  users  via  this
       utility and via other methods for accessing the server.

OPTIONS

       dropuser accepts the following command-line arguments:

       username
              Specifies  the  name  of the PostgreSQL user to be removed.  You
              will be prompted for a name if none is specified on the  command
              line.

       -e

       --echo Echo  the  commands  that  dropuser  generates  and sends to the
              server.

       -i

       --interactive
              Prompt for confirmation before actually removing the user.

       -q

       --quiet
              Do not display a response.

       dropuser  also  accepts  the  following  command-line   arguments   for
       connection parameters:

       -h host

       --host host
              Specifies  the  host  name of the machine on which the server is
              running. If the value begins with a slash, it  is  used  as  the
              directory for the Unix domain socket.

       -p port

       --port port
              Specifies  the  TCP  port  or  local  Unix  domain  socket  file
              extension on which the server is listening for connections.

       -U username

       --username username
              User name to connect as (not the user name to drop)

       -W

       --password
              Force password prompt (to connect to the  server,  not  for  the
              password of the user to be dropped).

ENVIRONMENT

       PGHOST

       PGPORT

       PGUSER Default connection parameters

       This  utility,  like  most  other  PostgreSQL  utilities, also uses the
       environment variables supported by libpq (see in the documentation).

DIAGNOSTICS

       In case of difficulty, see DROP ROLE  [drop_role(7)]  and  psql(1)  for
       discussions  of  potential  problems  and error messages.  The database
       server must  be  running  at  the  targeted  host.  Also,  any  default
       connection  settings and environment variables used by the libpq front-
       end library will apply.

EXAMPLES

       To remove user joe from the default database server:

       $ dropuser joe
       DROP ROLE

       To remove user joe using the server  on  host  eden,  port  5000,  with
       verification and a peek at the underlying command:

       $ dropuser -p 5000 -h eden -i -e joe
       Role "joe" will be permanently removed.
       Are you sure? (y/n) y
       DROP ROLE "joe"
       DROP ROLE

SEE ALSO

       createuser(1), DROP ROLE [drop_role(7)]