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sshfs Reviews

This is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about sshfs and what they use it for.
  • 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: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • How to edit file on a server using your local neovim?
    I like to use sshfs for this Https:// - Source: Reddit / about 1 month 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: Reddit / about 2 months 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: Reddit / 3 months 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: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • sshto
    Note that sshfs is deprecated and will soon not be available in standard repos any more: Https:// - Source: Reddit / 3 months 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    I was going to suggest sshfs, but it looks like it's no longer maintained.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: Reddit / 4 months 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: Reddit / 7 months 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: Reddit / 7 months 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 / 8 months 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: Reddit / 9 months 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: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Files app not seeing Linux directories
    SSHFS is built on top of FUSE, so you weren't wrong. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Postgres wire compatible SQLite proxy
    One could use sshfs to access a remote SQLite DB file. - Source: Hacker News / 12 months ago
  • Using Kvm guest nixos machine for test before migrationg. Whats the easiest way to edit configuration.nix file from Host?
    If you already use ssh, you could use sshfs. I find it much easier to use than NFS, Samba or KVM shared folders. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Looking for Open Source project to contribute
    Not my project but you could check out sshfs: They state they lack active maintainers so issues cant get worked on. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • SFTP file manager for Android to connect and see files on linux desktop.
    Use sshfs. Then you can use whatever file manager you want. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Python
    You can also use sshfs on any server that supports sftp and on any client with FUSE. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Recommend me an offsite backup solution with a RPI4
    Otherwise you could use sshfs to mount it over ssh. I’m using it for remote development and it works well enough for my use case. Then setup a cronjob to do your backup process. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Can you install Sublime on Linux Server?
    One solution would be to mount the relevant directory of the server locally with sshfs on your normal computer. Then you can access it normally with Sublime Text (or another tool). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Can you install Sublime on Linux Server?
    However as an alternative, I might recommend something like sshfs instead. It'll allow you to use all your heavy weight development tools locally, without having to install all the bloat onto the server. It'll also run a lot smoother without having to do X11 forwarding. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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