open remote file locally?
Doran L. Barton
fozz at iodynamics.com
Wed Mar 21 01:46:55 MDT 2007
Not long ago, Wade Preston Shearer proclaimed...
> >BTW, I don't know if you've used scp, but here is the basic push and
> >pull usage.
> Yeah, that's what I have been doing (using SCP… I love SCP). Thanks
> for all of the other thoughts everyone.
If you're not a vim user, the 'netrw' vim plugin suggestion is kind of
useless to you. In this case, I would strongly recommend going the sshfs
route. The only time the poor network connection is going to be an issue is
when you're navigating the filesystem and when you read/write files.
Otherwise, there is no activity over the SSH connection.
On relatively recent Fedora Core, the fuse-sshfs package is availble via
the "extras" repository:
# yum -y install fuse-sshfs
I'm sure other distros have a similar process.
Then you'll need to add yourself to the 'fuse' group so you can mount fuse
# gpasswd -a fuse YOURUSERNAME
Now, as you and not as root, create a directory to serve as the mountpoint
and then mount the remote directory. This is the real beauty of FUSE
plugins like sshfs: Normal non-privileged users can mount filesystems.
Mounting filesystems is a task traditionally reserved for superusers.
$ mkdir foo
$ sshfs user at remote.system.name:/var/www
If you have public key authentication set up, then you won't have to put in
a password. It will just mount automagically.
Now you can navigate to a file via the mounted remote directory and edit it:
$ cd foo/docs/contct
$ gedit index.html
When you're all done, you can use 'fusermount' to unmount the sshfs
$ fusermount -u foo
fozz at iodynamics.com is Doran L. Barton, president/CTO, Iodynamics LLC
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