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Introduction

Secure SHell File System (SSHFS) allows a user to mount a directory from a remote server.

Instructions

Linux/Mac

Installation

You may have to first install SSHFS on your local system. Use the following commands to install SSHFS:

  • Debian/Ubuntu: sudo apt install sshfs
  • Centos: yum install sshfs / yum install fuse-sshfs (need to verify).

Usage

To mount a drive use "sshfs [user@]host:[dir] mountpoint [options]". In the following example there are two steps: (1) create the target directory, (2)mount the fs. Take node of the absolute path "/home/user/project" as opposed to the relative path "~/project" which may not work.

mkdir ./project
sshfs user@graham.sharcnet.ca:/home/user/project/ ./project

To unmound a drive use "fusermount -u mountpoint". For example to unmount the mount from the previous example:

fusermount -u ./project

Windows

WINSSHFS provide a graphical interface for using SSHFS on windows.

Installation

To install winsshfs you will need to install two programs. The first, "dokan" is a FUST (Linux file system in user space) implementation for windows. The second "winsshfs" in the gui interface. You can find the original instructions at the winsshfs gihub repository.
Links:

  1. dokan latest stable release 1.0.3
  2. winsshfs 1.6.1.13 RC5

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