A long time ago I wrote some DSCL instructions. I may eventually update it and put it on this page someday. Alas, there is a lot of other documentation out there now so maybe I wont.

Here are a few notes that I wanted to keep that aren't on the above website.

Non-interactive commands

Here is how I can list person’s account.

dscl /Search -read /Users/james

If I am unsure what accounts exist, I can get a list with this command.

dscl /LDAPv3/ -list /Users

If I want to see a list of all LDAP and local users (dslocal) I can replace "/LDAPv3/” with “/Search”

dscl /Search -list /Users

Published: 2014-10-14, last edited: 2020-05-11

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