Following the suggestions to secure my raspberrypi from this article I:

  • created a new user
  • changed its password
  • disabled the default pi user with sudo passwd --lock pi
  • deleted the user pi with sudo deluser -remove-home pi

The user pi is still available in the log-in splash screen (although the other user is selected by default). There is no pi folder in /home though. Is the pi user deleted or is it still lingering around?


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sudo deluser -remove-home pi is not correct, and should have given an error. Long command line options such as remove-home usually start with two --. Run like this and try again:

sudo deluser --remove-home pi

(As per your comment, it seems this resolved your problem.)

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