Linked by Tony Steidler-Dennison on Fri 11th Jul 2008 09:26 UTC
General Development The ability to run both console and graphical programs securely on a remote system using SSH brings you a great deal of freedom. When the communications link to that remote system has high latency, however, running interactive programs such as a text editor on the remote machine can become a real test of your patience. The bcvi project lets you edit files on a remote system using gvim (or another editor) on your local desktop machine to avoid the latency.
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by dmantione on Fri 11th Jul 2008 13:29 UTC
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Why do so difficult?

Type fish://user@sshserver in Konqueror

.. and click the file you'd like to edit.

KDE rules ;)

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RE: fish://user@sshserver
by rycamor on Fri 11th Jul 2008 17:40 in reply to "fish://user@sshserver"
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Yes, actually KDE has managed to come up with the single most transparent way to handle these things. For this reason alone, I tend to use the Kate text editor over all others, simply because I DO NOT WANT to be interrupted and reminded about what is remote or local every time I edit a file.

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RE[2]: fish://user@sshserver
by superstoned on Sat 12th Jul 2008 10:09 in reply to "RE: fish://user@sshserver"
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Even better, if you open an remote file in Konqueror with a non-KDE application (which doesn't support the KIOslaves) KDE will download the file, offer it to the application, an offer to upload it again if you did change the file automatically!

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RE: fish://user@sshserver
by mbharat on Fri 11th Jul 2008 19:35 in reply to "fish://user@sshserver"
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Thanks for the info. I do lot of remote text editing and don't know about this. I always use fish coupled with split screen of konqueror to drag and drop remote files.

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RE: fish://user@sshserver
by intangible on Fri 11th Jul 2008 20:18 in reply to "fish://user@sshserver"
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Gnome apps have the same functionality and will work over any gnome-vfs system too.
Example: gedit ssh://host/path/to/file

ssh: makes more sense to me than fish: anyway ;) .

Edited 2008-07-11 20:18 UTC

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RE[2]: fish://user@sshserver
by unavowed on Sat 12th Jul 2008 13:59 in reply to "RE: fish://user@sshserver"
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There is need for neither: just use sshfs on FUSE: sshfs user@server:path mount_path ;-)

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RE: fish://user@sshserver
by phoenix on Fri 11th Jul 2008 22:47 in reply to "fish://user@sshserver"
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No need for Konqueror. Pretty much every KDE app can do this in the File dialog.

1. Open KDE editor of choise.

2. Type "sftp://user@host/path/to/dir/" into the top textbox (location) and hit enter.

3. Enter password when prompted.

Voila! Instant access to all files on the remote system, same as if they were local. Open/Edit as needed.

You can do this with any KIO Slaves (dav, svn, http, sftp, etc).

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