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Mount folder/filesystem through SSH

Terminal - Mount folder/filesystem through SSH
sshfs [email protected]:/path/to/folder /path/to/mount/point
2009-02-05 20:17:41
User: ihasn
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Mount folder/filesystem through SSH

Install SSHFS from http://fuse.sourceforge.net/sshfs.html

Will allow you to mount a folder security over a network.

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What others think

I really enjoyed learning about this a few months ago, but a drawback is that sshfs doesn't report disk usage, so you end up with bogus information when you do a 'df'. Hopefully support will be added sometime soon (I think it has to do with a deficiency in the sftp protocol).

Comment by mulad 392 weeks and 5 days ago

It should also be noted that you unmount with

fusermount -u /path/to/mount/point
Comment by mulad 392 weeks and 4 days ago

It's a good thing to add

-o workaround=all

to the command to make the server work around things like overwriting existing files with mv(1), file truncating, etc. If the ssh server is too old, some of these things don't work out of the box, and some programs will fail when they try such operations.

Comment by sunny256 376 weeks and 6 days ago

If you have Gnome up, rather use the built-in VFS, simply typing ssh:[email protected]/path into the location bar. You can then "open in terminal" or click on files to edit them as if they were local.

Comment by greppo 372 weeks and 4 days ago

@skygreen Your solution is kool :)

Comment by hishamnajam 315 weeks ago

@greppo: gnome-vfs is much slower at transfering from ssh/sftp filesystems than sshfs. It's been a known issue for years and they've done exactly shit to fix it.

Comment by TheMightyBuzzard 298 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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