MacFUSE and sshfs great even with no UI

Gozer pointed me to a neat way to do development on an linux box from my mac, which is to use MacFUSE and the included sshfs program. It mounts the remote drives as a volume on my mac, and Komodo just edits is as if it’s a local file. Works great.

It would be nice if there was a tiny bit more UI to sshfs, so that, say, it told you when it successfully mounted the remote drive, but it’s amazing what UI failings one will tolerate of free software that works as advertised.

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  1. That is the number 1 reason I prefer to use Komodo on *nix (FBSD/Ubuntu). I’ve been using FUSE / sshfs and smbfsnet — it makes my ubuntu lappy more desirable than my non-open work desktop. FUSE rocks like Komodo.

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  2. I haven’t seen the MacFUSE port, but on linux the sshfs command follows the old UNIX rule for command line tools: “no news is good news”… šŸ˜‰

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