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Old 02-25-2009
How to create new users on my mac from the terminal

I finally got how to su - in my mac from the terminal. Now I would like to be able to add new users. useradd -m -d ..... doesn't seem to work.
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Old 02-26-2009
If it doesn't work, post the error message you get so we don't have to guess.
You could also Google for the case useradd just doesn't exist and find things like these:

Re: CLI: command line equivalent of useradd on MAC OS X
 

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