Working on remote file systems is made simpler with the user-space-defined file system of SSHFS.
Written by Max Hetrick
Whether you're on a local LAN or in a remote, distant location, chances are you're using SSH to gain remote access to your Linux servers. With SSH access, tools like scp (secure copy) make it possible to transfer files to and from machines but sometimes with a price of repetitive typing of arguments and commands. Other options such as Samba and NFS can be more difficult to configure and use, with firewalls and diverse network configurations in place. With the tool SSHFS, as long as you have SSH access, remote file systems can be mounted locally, where they can be viewed and used with local tools and scripts.