Recently I was in search of some ways to speed up my SSH connections as I spend a lot of my days within the terminal. I came across this handy little gem which can help you connect faster to a server that you already have a connection to. There is a feature within OpenSSH called connection sharing and its really easy to enable, and requires no edits to the server.
I always seem to misplace this little piece of code, so I thought I would make my own post on it. Prevents those pesky .DS_Store files that OS X creates. Just run it from the OS X Terminal and you are all set. defaults write com.apple.desktopservices DSDontWriteNetworkStores true
If you need to install wget on OS X 10.6 you can follow these steps to install the latest and greatest version of it. If you dont want to compile from source you can always use Darwin Ports, or Fink. The following steps are performed from the Terminal.app once you have the file downloaded.
- Download the wget source
- tar -xvzf wget-latest.tar.gz
- cd wget-latest
- sudo make install
- wget should now be in /usr/local/bin
I came across SSHMenu, and its is very handy if you have multiple machines that you connect into on a regular basis. Here is a screenshot of the program to give you an idea.
You can get more information on it over at their Official Site.