I can find 1000s of answers for groupadd and usermod, but what I want to do is change the name of a group

groupmod -n biostat 1387956079

How do I do this in Mac OS/X 10.9?

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Take a look at dseditgroup(8), it should do what you need.

To change the name of a group with name oldname to biostat, you would use something like:

sudo dseditgroup -o edit -n .  -r biostat -T group oldname

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