open remote file locally?

Gabriel Gunderson gabe at
Tue Mar 20 22:52:58 MDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 22:46 -0600, Wade Preston Shearer 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?

Try sshfs.

"This is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol.
Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very easy to
set up: i.e. on the server side there's nothing to do.  On the client
side mounting the filesystem is as easy as logging into the server with


Nautilus understands this location:

Don't know if that helps or not.


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