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Auto Mounting SFTP / SSH in Ubuntu (SSHFS / FUSE / AUTOFS)

Sorry for the geek post, but I wanted to share this because it took me a while to get this right. In my first foray into eLance, I had a programmer / scripter convert a tutorial on using SSHFS, Fuse and AutoFS to auto-mount SFTP/SSH connections in Ubuntu into a single, easy to use Bash script.

The individual who landed the contract was Finnbarr P. Murphy who did an incredible job (worked the first time, the right way, with great documentation). I would highly recommend him in the future if any of you are looking for Linux related work. Anyway, you can download his solution below.


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  1. Chris
    Jul 22, 2011

    This was great! Thanks Finnbarr!

  2. Drew
    Dec 21, 2011

    Whoa, you should mention it sets up a ssh key pair too.

  3. Shaun
    Jan 30, 2013

    The download link is broken (file not found).

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