In setting up my new Jekyll blog, I needed to do some research on setting up passwordless login to GitHub and Dreamhost on OS X. There are two main articles I used for doing this (see below), however I thought I would consolidate the steps to make setting this up easier. Keep in mind - these steps are strictly for Mac OS X. The articles linked at the end include instructions for other platforms.
Here are some helpful fish functions I’ve added to my configuration to make dealing with the terminal easier.
Fish is a bash shell replacement. I consider it a “better” version of the OS X bash shell. It supports a robust history with auto-completions, it pulls completion suggestions from installed man pages, and it looks prettier with user-configurable settings. You can also extend fish with custom functions (great for those commands you never remember, but use every so often).
This guide is useful for setting up a new Mac development environment. The configuration guide is mainly meant to be used for a Mac that will serve as a local development machine for Python/Django, but you can obviously use some of these tips as general configuration options as well if Python isn’t your development language of choice.