Re: ftp filesystem
On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 11:56:27AM -0700, John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 02:14:42PM -0400, Steve M. Robbins wrote:
> > Suppose I'm at home, and want to get at my files from a remote site
> > that doesn't export filesystems to me. I have a shell account there,
> > so I can use ftp (or scp), but what I'd really prefer is a filesystem
> > view, e.g:
> zsh has a really nifty zftp module, that allows something similar:
[ ... ]
> zsh: it's not just a shell, it's an ftp client.
Cute! But as you remark, it's really an ftp client in another guise.
It's neat to be able to mix shell & ftp commands. But it doesn't
look like a file system. I want to be able to run commands that
read/write remote files transparently, i.e. "cd /remote/dir; xv foo.jpg".