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How to mount remote filesystem over SSH in Linux ?

SSHFS is a file system in user space (FUSE) that uses the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) to mount a remote file system. The sshfs command is a client tool for using SSHFS to mount a remote file system from another server locally on your machine.

$ sudo apt-get install sshfs

check what is the current user and add this user to sshfs

$ whoami  
 $ sudo adduser my_username fuse 

Now make the local directory for mounting the remote folder as,

$ mkdir my_localdirectory 

Mount the remote directory, using sshfs as,

$ sshfs remote_username@remote_host_ip_or_domainname:/remote_direcory_path/remote_direcory my_localdirectory_path/my_localdirectory

Now, we have mounted remote directory from server to local directory, which we can confirm using mount command as,

$ mount | grep sshfs
remote_username@remote_host_ip_or_domainname:/remote_direcory_path/remote_direcory on my_localdirectory_path/my_localdirectory type fuse.sshfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=my_username)
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