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Is this even possible anymore? I've seen tutorials which use niutil (not available on my Mac) and dscl.

My output from dscl is the following though, kind of odd:

neutron:~ username$ sudo dscl / -create /Users/deadline
Data source (/) is not valid.
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/ isn't a valid node name (think network host names); for the local host's default store you can use ., or use localhost to specify the store.

$ sudo dscl . -create /Users/deadline                       # the common way
$ sudo dscl localhost -create /Local/Default/Users/deadline # same thing
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Good call. I thought I'd tried local host at one point, but apparently I hadn't. – RandomInsano Mar 3 '11 at 23:08

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