open remote file locally?
Doran L. Barton
fozz at iodynamics.com
Tue Mar 20 23:35:13 MDT 2007
Not long ago, Wade Preston Shearer proclaimed...
> 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
Gabe already mentioned the FUSE SSHFS method. I like it because it's nice
If you use vim (like a good little hacker), you can use the 'netrw'
functionality which has been included as a standard feature since vim v6...
even on Windows!
This lets you do things like this:
This awesome little vim plugin gives you access to remote files via SCP,
SFTP, DAV, FTP, HTTP, RSYNC, and RCP (Why, diety-of-choice, WHY?!)
You can also browse remote directories with netrw too.
For more info: <http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/pi_netrw.html>
fozz at iodynamics.com is Doran L. Barton, president/CTO, Iodynamics LLC
Iodynamics: IT and Web services by Linux/Open Source specialists
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