Scripting the creation of a local user account

Hi everyone.

Is it possible to script the creation of local user accounts under Mac OS X 10.3?

I’m wanting to put together a script for “checking out” a user with their home directory based on a file server so that they can work off-site.

My idea is to do this in two separate applications/scripts. The “check-out” one will create a new local user account with a similar name to their network based account and copy the contents of their network-based home directory to new accounts local home directory.

When they return to campus, they run the second application/script. This “check-in” app/script will copy any changed files back to the server with a GUI displaying replace/skip options, then delete the local user account (possibly).


you might find more help posting this in the forum for os x.

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