Some of you may have noticed that Amit Singh (from Google) recently released a 20% time project he’s been working on, called MacFuse. Well, what does that mean for those of us managing remote projects with a Mac?
We can treat remote file systems as local ones (via SSH), instead of using something like Transmit!
All it takes is a few simple steps:
- Download the binary package (or compile from source if you wish). I used the file
- Unpack the file:
$ sudo tar -C / -jxvpf fuse-binaries-0.1.0b006.tar.bz2
- Update your
$PATH: $ export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH`
- Make a directory for SSHFS to mount to:
$ mkdir /Volumes/sshfs
- Mount your remote filesystem:
$ sshfs email@example.com:/home/nathandv /Volumes/sshfs -oping_diskarb,volname=Atnan.com
This should make things a hell of a lot easier for remote development on the Mac!