Mounting a remote folder on OS X over SSH

The current project I am working on needs to access to a folder on a remote server. It seems to be a simple task, but there is one issue: I am a Mac user.

Mounting a server folder is very useful if you have a lot of data to share with your colleagues. It is insane to copy it to your hard drive every time it changes or manage large amounts of data with version control since it will slow down the repository.

The best solution we found in the lab is using SSH and mounting folders using sshfs. It works really well in Linux and we don’t want to use a different system for other operating systems.

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