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Old 02-25-2009, 10:07 AM   #1
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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.
Old 02-25-2009, 10:23 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by bigmac18 View Post
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.
This being a Linux forum, not an Apple OS X forum, you might be asking the wrong group of folks.

I'm aware that OS X is based on Unix via BSD, but I have no way of knowing how many of the commands are the same as what Linux has in a standard installation.

man useradd
and see if there is a manual page for the command. If not, you may not have it on your system.

If not, there is also "adduser"

If that doesn't work, try an OS X forum where people are familiar with Apple.
Good luck. With some research, I'm sure you'll learn command line basics for your system.
Old 02-25-2009, 11:46 AM   #3
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Well just a little googling I came up with This.

Also here is a list of OS X COMMANDS

Last edited by mrrangerman; 02-25-2009 at 11:49 AM. Reason: add info


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