Easiest way to remote access files?

Michael Torrie torriem at chem.byu.edu
Tue Nov 29 08:01:23 MST 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 01:38 -0700, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
> > Or even better, just open the code up on the server from within my  
> > own IDE.
> Then do it. Most decent IDE's support SFTP. You can open the file  
> remotely in your GUI editor, edit it, and then save. Saving can be a  
> little slow occasionally depending on your pipe, but it works great.  
> I edit files this way daily.

With any KDE app you can use fish and open the file up via ssh or sftp
directly.  Kwrite, Kdevelop, etc all support this.  It's extremely

If you insist on doing your own thing, check out the fish protocol from
the kde source code (it's only about 100 lines of code--look in the
kioslaves part of the code[1]).  Working over ssh is really a good way
to do it and fish is designed to connect to remote machines (no special
server needed) and work as long as you have shell access on the other


[1] http://webcvs.kde.org/kdebase/kioslave/fish/

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