From time to time it is handy to be able to treat a remote file system as though it were mounted locally. This is particularly useful if you have a remote server and the primary access to this server is via SSH.
Step 1 – Install SSHFS
On Linux (Ubuntu or Debian)
Execute the following command in your terminal:
sudo apt-get install sshfs
Simply download the Windows software from the following address:
You might be prompted to install the .NET framework should this not be installed on your computer already.
Step 2 – Mount the remote file system
Create a local directory to which the remote file system will be mounted:
sudo mkdir ~/remoteFileSystem
Mount the remote file system with the following command:
sudo sshfs root@REMOTE-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS-HERE:/ ~/remoteFileSystem