Introduction to Sshfs Fuse

The Sshfs Fuse package contains a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. This is useful for mounting a remote computer that you have ssh access to as a local filesystem. This allows you to drag and drop files or run shell commands on the remote files as if they were on your local computer.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.9 platform.

Package Information

Sshfs Fuse Dependencies


Fuse-2.9.5, GLib-2.46.2, and OpenSSH-7.1p2.

User Notes:

Installation of Sshfs Fuse

Install Sshfs Fuse by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Using Sshfs Fuse

To mount an ssh server you need to be able to log into the server. For example, to mount your home folder on the computer called THINGY on the folder ~/MOUNTPATH (the directory must exist and you must have permissions to write to it):


When you've finished work and want to unmount it again:

fusermount -u ~/MOUNTPATH


Installed Program: sshfs
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


mounts an ssh server as a local file system.

Last updated on 2016-02-21 19:34:40 -0800