Enable SSH first boot on a Raspberry Pi

If you’re like me and you have many Raspberry Pis it’s sometimes a pain to hook up a monitor to the little computer to enable SSH on the first boot. This will probably only work if you’re on a Mac. Definitely won’t work on windows, maybe would work on linux, but probably not without some path modification.

The idea is to touch a file called ssh in the boot directory of the Pi’s sd card.

I learned today if you execute
touch /Volumes/boot/ssh

or for ubuntu
touch /Volumes/system-boot/ssh

SSH will be enabled on the first boot. Very handy, love it!

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