Mount folder/filesystem through SSH

sshfs name@server:/path/to/folder /path/to/mount/point
Install SSHFS from Will allow you to mount a folder security over a network.
Sample Output
name@server's password:

By: ihasn
2009-02-05 20:17:41

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).
mulad · 634 weeks and 5 days ago
It should also be noted that you unmount with fusermount -u /path/to/mount/point
mulad · 634 weeks and 5 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.
sunny256 · 619 weeks ago
If you have Gnome up, rather use the built-in VFS, simply typing ssh://name@server/path into the location bar. You can then "open in terminal" or click on files to edit them as if they were local.
greppo · 614 weeks and 5 days ago
@skygreen Your solution is kool :)
hishamnajam · 557 weeks and 1 day 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.
TheMightyBuzzard · 541 weeks ago
Great help! pi
aegyjingoo · 20 weeks ago
awesome. learned alot. keep posting more breast reconstruction little rock
looneyhans · 8 weeks and 6 days ago
Thanks. Smart appliances these days, it's like coding haha. For you and my local appliance repair service I'm very grateful.
ToeC · 1 week and 6 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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