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Mounting Remote Filesystems With SSHFS

sshfs - Mount Network Share over SSH - Linux CLI

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  • Rclone syncs your files to cloud storage
    > It's replaced sshfs for some cases. I'd been using sshfs for some years until I learned that rclone can mount remotes to the file system, and I've been using that happily since then. > at present SSHFS does not have any active, regular contributors, and there are a number of known issues - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • A currently maintained fork of SSHFS
    Interesting, I alaways assumed sshfs was part of OpenSSH, learn something new every day. Also, looks like sshfs used in Slackware is abandoned. A quote from the link, I wonder if this project will be the 'one': >If you would like to take over this project, you are welcome to do so. Please fork it and develop the fork for a while. Once... - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Free Tech Tools and Resources - PDF Tool, Windows Vulnerability, Linux Cheatsheet & More
    SSHFS offers a solution for connecting to SSH servers through a network filesystem client. Enables users to seamlessly mount remote filesystems, without any server-side requirements. Underknowledge appreciates it "for mounting remote machines.". Source: 10 months ago
  • How does openrc run commands under another user, even if the user has no shell access? My attempts to do this with sshfs using `su` and `rununser` fail.
    However, my setup relies on me using sshfs to "mount" a remote directory (which houses the media that jellyfin uses). For jellyfin to have access to this directory, it has to run the command under its user (based on sshfs manpages). Source: 12 months ago
  • how best to edit remote files?
    So I need to work with remote files and wondered how people here go about that. I've looked at sshfs, which seems the most obvious way to go and presumably would work fine (?), but it is an archived project; and tried distant.nvim, but that didn't click too well. Source: 12 months ago
  • Does a solution like this exist?
    As far as I am aware, sshfs is no longer actively maintained. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Mounting a remote filesystem over ssh - a story on how I finally managed to backup my phone
    After getting a bit discouraged since the easy solution failed, I ended up discovering that you can mount a remote filesystem over ssh using sshfs. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Using local machine files on ssh remote server
    You could theoretically use NFS over SSH or SSHFS, but only if you're absolutely desperate, and only if you have a small amount of data to share. Source: over 1 year ago
  • How to edit file on a server using your local neovim?
    I like to use sshfs for this Https:// Source: over 1 year ago
  • Safest way to download files?
    The development of sshfs was stopped some time ago ( And based on my own experience, sshfs is sometimes quite buggy. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is it possible to add a row to an excel file that is on a remote server on a form submission on my website?
    Yeah. I'd probably mount the drive on the computer running your server using sshfs. Then you can have your web server read/write the file as if it were on a local filesystem. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Rclone (command-line program to manage files on cloud storage) 1.61 released
    Because the development of sshfs has been discontinued, any new version of rclone is worth mentioning to me because I think it is the best alternative to mount a directory via SSH. Source: over 1 year ago
  • sshto
    Note that sshfs is deprecated and will soon not be available in standard repos any more: Https:// Source: over 1 year ago
  • Kindly what was the application name [I guess it was written in Go programming language] that expands VPS RAM by using the Hard disk instead?
    I was going to suggest sshfs, but it looks like it's no longer maintained. Source: over 1 year ago
  • [Update] Starting a new (non-technology) company using only Linux
    Therefore, my solution was to have a dedicated file server that hosted everybody’s $HOME folder and had it mounted via sshfs. I don’t know if this is the “best” solution (please let me know if there are better solutions), but it worked until fine. I kind of wish the (K)ubuntu had a easier built-in way to manage this but I would assume this problem is rare enough that it is not worth the effort to make it part of... Source: almost 2 years ago
  • my 2 monitor setup, just need to find out how to connect them.
    I daily drive a desktop + laptop setup using Barrier (free software that allows you to use a single keyboard/mouse across multiple computers), although for Windows Mouse Without Borders (also free) is probably a better choice, as it is developed by Microsoft for Windows. I also use SSHFS to link my files and one of PulseAudio's built-in features to stream all audio from my laptop to my desktop, though both of... Source: almost 2 years ago
  • How to Use Sshfs on OpenBSD
    Since this is on frontage, a gentle reminder, dear reader, sshfs is looking for maintainers, and currently does not have any. - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • What is a robust alternative to sshfs (which has been recently orphaned)?
    According to, sshfs is now an orphaned project, with no active maintainers. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • What is your favourite Linux backup software and why?
    2. SSHFS allows you to mount a remote filesystem via fuse over encrypted link with little fuss, and key exchange can be used to bypass password login, however it may not be persistent. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Files app not seeing Linux directories
    SSHFS is built on top of FUSE, so you weren't wrong. Source: about 2 years ago
  • Postgres wire compatible SQLite proxy
    One could use sshfs to access a remote SQLite DB file. - Source: Hacker News / about 2 years ago

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