If you’ve read this far, you’ve learned about the four types of accounts (see Types of Accounts, earlier) and you’ve seen my recommendations for setting up accounts on your Mac, so you’re in good shape for creating additional accounts and for deleting unnecessary accounts.
Although you can create accounts from the command line, I don’t recommend it for typical readers of this ebook because it is more complex than using System Preferences and more prone to problems. However, I do explain how in my book The Mac OS X Command Line: Unix Under the Hood. http://www.mcelhearn.com/unix.html
Follow these steps to create an account:
In System Preferences, click the Accounts icon, then click the lock ...