Managing remote source via IDE : SSHFS
While you are working with remote source, it may find yourself uploading a script repeatedly to your virtual server to test. In such kind of scenario, that will be bit hassle.
So here is the simple solution. You can mount remote location with in your local machine and just do the development. SSHFS will do that for you :)
- Install sshfs in your local machine.
sudo apt-get install sshfs
Mac : Refer https://osxfuse.github.io/
Windows: Get latest win-sshfs package from https://code.google.com/archive/p/win-sshfs/
2. Make a directory in local which will going to mount with remote
3. Mount remote location
sshfs -o (permission options) user@<ip>:/remote_location local_folder
sshfs -o allow_other,default_permissions email@example.com:/ /home/user/mount
If you are access (ssh) remote location via public key, then use following command.
sshfs -o allow_other,default_permissions,IdentityFile=~/.ssh/id_rsa firstname.lastname@example.org:/ /home/user/mount
You are done with mounting ! :)
4. Open local folder with your IDE and make changes as you want. sshfs will make them remotely visible.
Note: When you restart your local machine, you have to remount remote location using above command in 3.
If you wanna add permanent mount, you can follow commands.
sudo vim /etc/fstab
Then go to the bottom of the file and add the following entry
Now it will be a permanent mounted location even though you reboot remote/local instances.