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Using SSHFS To Mount Remote Filesystem

If you need to do a lot of file operations against a remote ssh/sftp server then sshfs might be the perfect tool. sshfs is a FUSE filesystem that you can mount onto a local mount point. Once mounted you can manipulate the files as if there were local.

Here’s the project site:

You might need to install with yum or apt-get:

After sshfs installed you can use it like this:

You’ll be prompted for a password unless you has keys setup with the remote server.

Now you can copy files to and from under mymount/.