Mounting a remote filesystem via SSH on a Mac

The other day, I installed an app to try it out, and noticed that it came packaged with MacFUSE. When I uninstalled the other app, it left MacFUSE behind, and I figured I’d leave it there until I had a reason to remove it. Turns out I have a reason to actually keep it.

On a project I’m working on right now, I wanted quick, “local” access to a remote server. Using MacFUSE, I can mount a directory on a different server on my local machine and access it as if it was just any other local directory. Very cool.

mkdir /Volumes/MOUNTNAME
/Users/beau/util/sshfs-static-tiger USER@HOST:/PATH/TO/DIR /Volumes/MOUNTNAME -oauto_cache,reconnect,volname=MOUNTNAME