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Remove Puppet user which has running processes
define your_class::user (
$user = $name,
$ensure = 'present',
# only call when user gets removed
if $ensure == 'absent' {
exec {
"killing ${user}":
command => "pkill -9 -u ${user}",
# need to check if user exists and processes are running
# otherwise command would fail with no processes
onlyif => "grep '^${user}' /etc/passwd && ps -u ${user}",
# run before user gets removed
before => User[$user];
# create/remove user with managed home
user {
ensure => $ensure,
home => "/home/${user}",
managehome => true,
shell => '/bin/bash',
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