Faster SSH connection to the same server

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.

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Disable .DS_Store on network mapped drives

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 DSDontWriteNetworkStores true  

wget on OS X 10.6

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 once you have the file downloaded.

  1. Download the wget source
  2. tar -xvzf wget-latest.tar.gz
  3. cd wget-latest
  4. ./configure
  5. make
  6. sudo make install
  7. wget should now be in /usr/local/bin