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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Emacs users
by snowbender on Fri 11th Jul 2008 21:42 UTC
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Emacs has this with tramp. Tramp allows you to use your local emacs to edit remote files through ssh, rsh, ftp, or local files through su (allows you to use your configured emacs to modify a file in /etc for example). Saving the file will transparently copy the file back to the remote location.
As an example, i would open a remote file as: /ssh:bender@futurama:/home/bender/.bashrc. A password will be asked as and if needed.

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