SSHFS on the Mac (Mavericks)

Normally I think Digital Ocean’s articles are pretty good, but this time they’ve made a mistake for Mavericks (see their article here)

After installing SSHFS using OSXFuse (download here), you can mount as follows:

sshfs -o LogLevel=Debug name@server:/mountingstuff/ mountpoint/

Notice that you don’t need to use sudo (as in the digital ocean article) nor -o IdentityFile even if you have a public key login going on. I’ve added the LogLevel so that you will better notice when something’s going wrong.

And it works with google authenticator!

Because you didn’t use sudo, unmounting the file is easy also:

umount mountpoint