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Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

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Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook, Second Edition - Second Edition

Overview of this book

The shell remains one of the most powerful tools on a computer system — yet a large number of users are unaware of how much one can accomplish with it. Using a combination of simple commands, we will see how to solve complex problems in day to day computer usage.Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook, Second Edition will take you through useful real-world recipes designed to make your daily life easy when working with the shell. The book shows the reader how to effectively use the shell to accomplish complex tasks with ease.The book discusses basics of using the shell, general commands and proceeds to show the reader how to use them to perform complex tasks with ease.Starting with the basics of the shell, we will learn simple commands with their usages allowing us to perform operations on files of different kind. The book then proceeds to explain text processing, web interaction and concludes with backups, monitoring and other sysadmin tasks.Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook, Second Edition serves as an excellent guide to solving day to day problems using the shell and few powerful commands together to create solutions.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook
About the Authors
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Mounting a remote drive at a local mount point

Having a local mount point to access the remote host filesystem is really helpful while carrying out both read and write data transfer operations. SSH is the common transfer protocol available in a network and hence, we can make use of it with sshfs which enables you to mount a remote filesystem to a local mount point. Let's see how to do it.

Getting ready

sshfs doesn't come by default with GNU/Linux distributions. Install sshfs by using a package manager. sshfs is an extension to the FUSE filesystem package that allows supported OSs to mount a wide variety of data as if it were a local filesystem.

For more information on FUSE, visit its website at

How to do it...

In order to mount a filesystem location at a remote host to a local mount point, use:

# sshfs -o allow_other user@remotehost:/home/path /mnt/mountpoint

Issue the password when prompted, and data at /home/path on the remote host can be accessed via...