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10.6.8; rm -rv user account folder; help to delete completely?

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Noob Mac using 10.6.8 on a mcbook pro; advanced novice with Ubuntu.

I tried deleting a user (non-admin) account from system preferences, but it took a long while and I couldn't delete it.

Finally, I opened a terminal; went to users and rm -rv the <user> I wanted to delete. Now , in the accounts panel, the <user> is still there.

How can I remove the <user>?

Thanks and rgds

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got it.

sudo dscl . delete /users/<user>
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