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Friday January 19, 2007
02:42 PM

sshfs on OSX

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A few weeks ago Acme mentioned that sshfs rocked. Sshfs as you might guess lets you mount anything you can access through ssh as if it was a network file system.

I got all excited about this and the next weekend I tried to install it on OSX, but to my dismay I found that fuse (something sshfs relies on) was Linux specific and not available for OSX :(

I complained to Acme; who then pointed me to a which had been released that day - talk about good timing.

Now this was fantastic I managed to get it installed - and it worked.

The only problem was how painful it is to build, so I've put together a bundle of everything you will need (except Xcode which you can get from Apple), and two shell scripts to do the install for you.

So download and enjoy (usual blurb about taking not responsibility for anything what so ever goes here)

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  • There's an installer (in a .dmg) on the download page. Just run that and reboot and it all "just works".

    It's a bit slow though.
    • Slow is relative. It beats the pants off Emacs + tramp. I finally got it installed from source today, without putting yet another copy of stupid glib on my system...
    • Heh - that wasn't there aweek ago!