dropuser

Removes a database role.

Synopsis

dropuser [connection_option ...] [-e] [-i] role_name

dropuser --help 

dropuser --version

Description

dropuser removes an existing role from HAWQ. 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.

Options

role_name
The name of the role to be removed. You will be prompted for a name if not 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 role.

Connection Options

-h host | –host host
The host name of the machine on which the HAWQ 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 HAWQ 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.

Examples

To remove the role joe using default connection options:

dropuser joe

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"