CurlFtpFS

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CurlFtpFS allows for mounting an FTP folder as a regular directory to the local directory tree.

Installation

Kernel

CurlFtpFS needs FUSE activated in the kernel:

KERNEL Activating FUSE
File systems --->
   <*> FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) support

Emerge

Install net-fs/curlftpfs:

root #emerge --ask net-fs/curlftpfs

Usage

As a regular user

First, create a mount point:

user $mkdir ./ftp

Mounting

Then mount the necessary catalog from the server to this mount point:

user $curlftpfs ftp://server/catalog/ ./ftp/ -o user=username:password,utf8

Unmounting

user $fusermount -u ./ftp

See also

  • SSHFS — a secure shell client used to mount remote filesystems to local machines.