77.4 SSHFS - The SSH File System


Using your ssh connection to a remote server you can mount from the remote server’s file system to the local host. In the example below we connect to user kayon’s account on host theano accessing their remote directory /media/safron/ locally as ~/mnt/safron/. The destination directory (~/mnt/safron/ here) must already exist locally.

sshfs kayon@theano:/media/safron/ ~/mnt/safron/

Note that if the source on the remote host is a symbolic link to the actual device, be sure to include the terminating backslash.

To un-mount the file system:

fusermount -u ~/mnt/safron

For fstab:

kayon@hexample:/media/safron/ /media/safron fuse.sshfs defaults 0 0

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