So we're working on a project and currently,have the need to edit/save files remotely on a Red Hat box.
We are accessing this files mainly with sublime-text.
So we are trying to figure out what is the best option to do this, for example:
To have a folder on the ~user/remoteShare
and to be able to edit/save/delete any file under this remote folder from my local sublime-text editor

I'm using local Ubuntu 14.04 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on the remote.

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    You've fundamentally changed the question with your edit. Try and avoid that if there are already answers present. – spuder Apr 29 '14 at 20:40
  • Since the edit, this question basically becomes a duplicate of this question over on SO. – Warren Young Apr 29 '14 at 20:58

Your best options will be to use X forwarding, vnc, or noMachine

In all practicality, If you need to remotely access a server over a gui, your workflow likely has room for improvement. If your company grows above one or two servers, using a gui will be impractical.

This is exactly why there are system automation tools:

Update Since the question was rephrased, I'll address the new question.

If you have a file that multiple users need to edit, you could create a network mount point. However this will not prevent users from stepping on each others toes and overwriting each other.

A far better solution is to put the file inside version control (svn, hg, git) and then make users commit their changes. I highly recommend looking at git.


I think you're thinking of X11 forwarding via SSH where the Xclients on the server connect to your desktop's xorg server. You can either let it connect to your local xorg if you're on a Unix workstation, or if you're on Windows there's a program called Xming that will run one for you and you can configure Putty to forward X11 to that..

Be warned that since the clients are running on the remote server and just transmitting their drawing instructions to your local computer, you'll still have to install a fair number of GUI-related packages on the server even with this option. This only gets you out of consuming resources running a graphical display server 24/7 and installing the graphic server-related packages.

  • you are right; I overlooked that detail – JAT2007 Apr 29 '14 at 21:22

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