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Removes a database role.
dropuser [connection-option ...] [-e] [-i] role_name dropuser -? | --help dropuser -V | --version
dropuser removes an existing role from Greenplum Database. Only superusers and users with the CREATEROLE privilege can remove roles. To remove a superuser role, you must yourself be a superuser.
dropuser is a wrapper around the SQL command DROP ROLE.
- The name of the role to be removed. You will be prompted for a name if not specified on the command line and the -i/--interactive option is used.
- -e | --echo
- Echo the commands that dropuser generates and sends to the server.
- -i | --interactive
- Prompt for confirmation before actually removing the role, and prompt for the role name if none is specified on the command line.
- Do not throw an error if the user does not exist. A notice is issued in this case.
- -V | --version
- Print the dropuser version and exit.
- -? | --help
- Show help about dropuser command line arguments, and exit.
- -h host | --host=host
- The host name of the machine on which the Greenplum master database server is running. If not specified, reads from the environment variable PGHOST or defaults to localhost.
- -p port | --port=port
- The TCP port on which the Greenplum master database server is listening for connections. If not specified, reads from the environment variable PGPORT or defaults to 5432.
- -U username | --username=username
- The database role name to connect as. If not specified, reads from the environment variable PGUSER or defaults to the current system role name.
- -w | --no-password
- Never issue a password prompt. If the server requires password authentication and a password is not available by other means such as a .pgpass file, the connection attempt will fail. This option can be useful in batch jobs and scripts where no user is present to enter a password.
- -W | --password
- Force a password prompt.
To remove the role joe using default connection options:
dropuser joe DROP ROLE
To remove the role joe using connection options, with verification, and a peek at the underlying command:
dropuser -p 54321 -h masterhost -i -e joe Role "joe" will be permanently removed. Are you sure? (y/n) y DROP ROLE "joe" DROP ROLE