#!/linuxSucks/SSH File System (SSHFS)

Oct 24, 2023

Is a network file system protocol that allows you to securely access and mount remote filesystems over an SSH (Secure Shell) connection. SSHFS enables you to work with files and directories on a remote server as if they were located on your local machine. It’s a convenient way to transfer files, work with remote resources, and manage remote servers.


You need to install SSHFS on your local machine. Linux, you can install it using your package manager

Arch Linux

sudo pacman -S sshfs


sudo apt install sshfs

Void Linux

sudo xbps-install -S fuse-sshfs


Specify the remote server’s hostname or IP address, your SSH username, and the path to the remote directory

sshfs [user@]host:[directory] [local_mount_point]

For example

sshfs user@ ~/remote-mount

You will be prompted to enter your SSH password or use SSH keys for authentication.

Here are a few important things to note about SSHFS

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