I like udisksctl because

  1. you don't have to specify the mountpoint.
  2. you don't need superuser access.

Well, as far as I know, udisksctl is only for local block devices. So is there some tool which combines udisksctl with something like sshfs?

  • Why don't you just use sshfs?
    – terdon
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 14:03
  • @terdon, because we still need to specify the mountpoint.. ? And the ownership isn't clean.
    – nomad
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 14:10
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    I don't understand. You always need to specify a mountpoint unless it's defined somewhere. You can use fstab with sshfs if you want to avoid setting it each time. As for ownership, could you explain what you mean? Ownership will always be complex if you're mounting a remote drive. Please edit your question and explain what features/behaviors you need from this.
    – terdon
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 14:48
  • No, you don't need to specify the mountpoint for udisksctl or for that matter, file managers like nautilus or dolphin. Forget the ownership issue.
    – nomad
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 16:05
  • Yes, sorry, I wasn't being very clear. Those are configured to automatically mount under /media or somewhere under /run. But the mountpoint is configured one way or another, you just don't need to do it as a regular user. But I still don't understand what you want. So please edit your question and describe what the expected behavior would be. When should the remote drive be mounted? You're probably looking for one or more of sshaf+fstab or autofs, but we need to understand what behavior you're expecting first.
    – terdon
    Commented Apr 17, 2020 at 16:08

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I found this tool called udevil which is kind of promising. Along with the above, it seems to handle ftp and samba shares as well. I haven't tested it much though.

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