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MacFUSE/Macfusion Fix for Newer Macs

April 6th, 2011 Comments off

I recently picked  up one of the newly released MacBook Pros. If at all interested its awesome and FAST! Anyhow, I depend on MacFUSE and Macfusion daily to connect to various servers to knock out some development. Well, low and behold, mounting via SSH wasn’t working again (didn’t try FTP).

Now, I have another fix for MacFUSE/Macfusion here, but unfortunately this did not work for the latest release of MacFUSE on the new MacBooks.

So, after much searching and hunting I FINALLY came across the solution. There is an unofficial release of MacFUSE that lets all the goodness of Macfusion work with SSH. Apparently, there is an issue with MacFUSE and 64-bit kernels. Links and references below:

Build download: macfuse-core-10.5-2.1.9.dmg
Source download: macfuse-rebel-2.1.9-src.tar.bz2

Local build download: macfuse-core-10.5-2.1.9.dmg
Local source download: macfuse-rebel-2.1.9-src.tar.bz2

Solution source: Google Groups

Use MacFUSE and Macfusion SSH Mount

June 7th, 2009 No comments

AppleConstantly needing to edit files on remote systems? Find it tasking and annoying to edit localy and upload via ftp or ssh? Want to use your favorite editor to edit the files on the remote system rather than relying on the remote ‘vi’ or ‘nano’? MacFUSE and Macfusion can be a very powerful tool that can remedy all of the above. Below is a quick tutorial on how to setup and use it.

Download and install: MacFUSE and Macfusion

Enable Macfusion to run at startup and enable the menu item for quick mounting and remote file system access. Run Macfusion –> Preferences –> General –> ‘When I login, start’ –> ‘the macfusion agent’ and ‘the macfusion menu item’.

After reboot you will see a new Icon in your Menu Bar. If you select it, it will look something like…

Here you can see your various options and current mounted file systems. To setup a connection to a server, ‘Macfusion Menu Item’ –> ‘Open Configuration …’ –> ‘+’ –> Select connection type: SSHFS/FTPFS.

Configure the Connection Name, Hostname, User Name, Password.

Whalla! You should be all setup and able to edit and browse the files as if it was a local file system. Works great with your favorite editor (in this case TextMate).

TextMate tweak to prevent remote meta data files that can slowly make a mess out of the file system. Copy and paste the below line in the command line.

defaults write com.macromates.textmate OakDocumentDisableFSMetaData 1

TextMate Manual on Saving Files. TextMate Manual

To view hidden files via finder add the following line on the command line.

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

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