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I have already deleted a user on Ubuntu 12.04 Server (userdel userName) however their /home/userName directory still remains. Can I simply rm -rf the users home directory or are there dependencies on this directory?

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    If you already removed the user you can delete the directory without worry. Any dependencies that did exist are not relevant since the user is deleted. – Ramhound Oct 8 '13 at 13:36
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You can simply remove the home folder. There should be no issues. You can also ask to userdel to do it for you next time by using the --remove option.

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