open remote file locally?

Ryan Byrd ryanbyrd at
Tue Mar 20 23:09:41 MDT 2007

if the directory were shared via samba or nfs, then you could open the file
directly with vi (actually emacs, who uses vi?!?!)

On 3/20/07, Wade Preston Shearer <lists at> wrote:
>   Is it possible to open a file on remote server as if it were local?
> For example, you can SSH into a different box and then read the
> contents of a file with vi, but is there a way view the file in one
> step without SSH-ing into the remote box first? Can this be done with
> tunneling?
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