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Default Difference between chpass and pw

Hi everyone,
I added this user account vftp to my freebsd by mistake. I want to delete it and this is what is being reported.
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[root@ /usr/home]# ls
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[root@ /usr/home]# rmuser vftp
Matching password entry:

vftp:*:1003:1004::0:0:User &:/usr/home/vftp-c:/sbin/nologin

Is this the entry you wish to remove? yes
Remove user's home directory (/usr/home/vftp-c)? no
Removing user (vftp): passwdpw: user 'vftp' does not exist: No such file or directory
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[root@ /usr/home]# pw userdel vftp
pw: user 'vftp' does not exist: No such file or directory

[root@ /usr/home]# chpass vftp
This is my chpass vftp
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#Changing user information for vftp.
Login: vftp
Password: *LOCKED**
Uid [#]: 1003
Gid [# or name]: 1004
Change [month day year]:
Expire [month day year]:
Class:
Home directory: /usr/home/vftp-c
Shell: /sbin/nologin
Full Name: User &
Office Location:
Office Phone:
Home Phone:
Other information:
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Apparently, I can't delete vftp because it doesn't exist. However, chpass shows that the login vftp exists.

How can i completely remove everything related to vftp?
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Try removing the user with vipw(8).
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I tried using vipw under su

this is what the system complains:

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/: write failed, filesystem is full
pwd_mkdb: close: No space left on device
re-edit the password file?
Clearly I still have a lot of memory left.
What is wrong here? Is vipw's configuration file read-only which "tricked" the system to think that memory is full???
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It's not complaining about being out of memory, but about the filesystem being full.
Is your root filesystem full? What's the output of:
% df -h
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Code:
Filesystem     Size    Used   Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad4s4a    496M    489M    -33M   107%    /
devfs          1.0K    1.0K      0B   100%    /dev
/dev/ad4s4e    496M    5.6M    450M     1%    /tmp
/dev/ad4s4f     49G     13G     32G    28%    /usr
/dev/ad4s4d    2.9G    160M    2.5G     6%    /var
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why is my /dev/ad4s4a full in capacity??
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how to mass uninstall programs?
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Post the results of:
# find -x / -size +10M -exec du -hs {} \;
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how to mass uninstall programs?
Packages and ports are installed to /usr/local/, as /usr/ different filesystem, this is not the cause of the problem.

See if there's anything that can be removed in /root, this is the home dir for the root user.
Also, when installing a new kernel, the old kernel is moved to /boot/kernel.old, if this directory is present, and the current kernel is working fine, then you can remove this.
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How to find where all your disk space went:
Code:
# cd /
# du -d 1 | sort -n
<check output for the largest hog>
# cd /<largest hog>
# ls -l
<check if anything jumps out>
# du -d 1 | sort -n
Repeat until you find where all the space went.
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