I have a account in a server and I would like have a symbolic link of some files in my local machine.

How can I do this?

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    The only way would be to mount the remote directory somewhere locally. – jw013 Oct 21 '14 at 17:15
  • I agree with @jw013. Why would you want a symlink on another machine? I see the tag ssh, at that point you may want to consider sshfs. Really, you should use a NAS, SAN, or NFS as that is more "permanent". – SailorCire Oct 21 '14 at 19:19

It's not possible in general. However, if you happened to want to directly edit files through, e.g., a text-editor, you can use sftp:

When an ssh key has already been copied, you can edit remote files directly and without transfer by using the filename sftp://username@hostname/home/myfile.txt

At least that works in Kate.

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