Spencer Lyon

Terminal Tips

· by Spencer Lyon · Read in about 1 min · (210 Words)


Connecting via flooty

This command starts a process so someone can log in to my machine:

flootty --create TomTerminal --url=https://floobits.com/cc7768/ChaseTomShared --unsafe

This command allows someone to log in after the command above has been entered

flootty --url=https://floobits.com/cc7768/ChaseTomShared TomTerminal


I like to view diffs in Kaleidoscope.

There are a few ways

# This compares file/folder XXX from branch1 and branch2.
git difftool branch1 branch2 XXX
# This compares file/folder XXX from current working state and branch2
git difftool HEAD branch2 XXX

Setting up ssh into stern machine.

I had to run the following commands on the stern desktop

sudo apt-get install openssh-server
sudo cp /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config.factory-defaults
sudo chmod a-w /etc/ssh/sshd_config.factory-defaults
sudo restart ssh

sudo touch ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

Then I had to copy contents of the file ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub on this machine to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the office machine. I did this with the following command:

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh username@ip_address -p PORTnumber 'cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys'

Then I was good to go.

Slow ssh to/from osx

I needed to change the following two things.

On client machine in /ect/ssh_config I replaced

# GSSAPIKeyExchange yes


GSSAPIKeyExchange no

On the remote machine in /ect/sshd_config I replaced

#UseDNS yes


UseDNS no

Restart computer via terminal

ssh user@host sudo /sbin/shutdown -r now