How-to Getting-Started with the sshfs Command on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

November 21st, 2014 by Zen BSD

sshfs Command Quick-Start for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks



The Unix Tutorial Shows You How-to Install and Getting-Started with the sshfs Filesystem Client Command on Mac OS X File System to Exchange Content with a Remote Machine.

The SSHFS (SSH Filesystem) is a filesystem client to Mount Locally and interact with directories and files located on a Remote Server or Workstation.

sshfs Quick-Start on Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    Applications > Utilities > Terminal
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Mac Mavericks Open Terminal
  2. How-to Install HomeBrew for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks:

    HomeBrew Installation
  3. Installing sshfs for Mac OS X

    sudo brew install sshfs
  4. Mounting a Remote Directory Locally

    sudo mkdir $HOME/<localDir>
    sshfs <remoteUser>@<remoteIP>:/<remotePath> $HOME/<localDir>

    For Security Reasons better Not to Run sshfs Command as Super-User…
    To Login You may Need to Enter a Password.


  5. Unmounting the Directory

    umount -f $HOME/<localDir>

    Of if it Doesn’t Works:

    sudo umount -f $HOME/<localDir>

    Do Not Try to Removing the Local Directory because You will Delete also the Remote One!!!

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