mkdir ~/mnt/2letter
echo PASSWORD | sshfs -o password_stdin www-data@localhost:/var/www/sites/2letter ~/mnt/2letter -o sshfs_sync,cache=no,password_stdin

After this:

$ ls -ld ~/mnt/2letter/
drwxr-xr-x 1 www-data www-data 4096 Jan 28 21:29 /home/porton/mnt/2letter/

I need to access /home/porton/mnt/2letter/ under my UID (porton) not as www-data, because I am not allowed by file system permissions to modify www-data owner files, but need to edit them.

Moreover it seems to have been working with the correct UID with older versions of Linux. Why doesn't it work now?


Try chucking in the two following options

-o idmap=user,uid=<YOUR UID>
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  • Yes, it works, I need also to specify gid=XXX, but why does it works only with numeric IDs – porton Jan 28 '13 at 21:18
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    You will have to ask the author(s) of sshfs that question :) – tink Jan 28 '13 at 21:28
  • in order to discover the numbers behind your uid and gid, you can use the id command. With these numbers you can specifi exactly who is mounting and get the correct rights after that (id -u gives you your uid number and id -g your group (note: @Jeff why did you delete my answer, I consider is was very relevant as many users do not know how to get their id details - is this a place for experts only or for learning things !?) – splaisan Sep 20 '19 at 9:20
  • @splaisan - are you sure you're talking to the right people? There's no Jeff in this thread ... – tink Sep 20 '19 at 18:26
  • Hi @tink. Yes i am, and believe me I am not looking for a fight here, I was just very surprised that my previous answer was simply deleted by a Jeff Schaller who I stil see but apparently not you, here a screenshot – splaisan Sep 22 '19 at 10:17

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