Secure SHell File System (SSHFS) allows a user to mount a directory from a remote server.
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).
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 email@example.com:/home/user/project/ ./project
To unmount a drive use "fusermount -u mountpoint". For example to unmount the mount from the previous example:
fusermount -u ./project
WINSSHFS provide a graphical interface for using SSHFS on windows.
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.