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ssh + reverse sshfs + port forwarder, in Docker-like CLI (predecessor of Lima)

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sshocker: ssh + reverse sshfs + port forwarder, in Docker-like CLI

$ sshocker -p 8080:80 -v .:/mnt/sshfs [email protected]
  • Forward connections to the port 8080 on the client to the port 80 on
  • Mount the current directory on the client as /mnt/sshfs on

This is akin to docker run -p 8080:80 -v $(pwd):/mnt IMAGE, but sshocker is for remote hosts, not for containers.


Download from .

To download using curl:

curl -o sshocker --fail -L$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)
chmod +x sshocker

To compile from source:

sudo make install

Tested on macOS client and Linux server. May not work on other environments, especially on Windows.

To use reverse sshfs, sshfs needs to be installed on the server (not on the client):

$ ssh [email protected] -- sudo apt-get install -y sshfs


Global flags:

  • --debug=(true|false) (default: false): debug mode

Subcommand: run (default)

sshocker's equivalent of docker run.


$ sshocker run -p 8080:80 -v .:/mnt/sshfs [email protected]

run can be omitted, e.g.

$ sshocker -p 8080:80 -v .:/mnt/sshfs [email protected]

Flags (similar to docker run flags):

  • -v LOCALDIR:REMOTEDIR[:ro]: Mount a reverse SSHFS
  • -p [[LOCALIP:]LOCALPORT:]REMOTEPORT: Expose a port

SSH flags:

  • -F, --ssh-config=FILE: specify SSH config file used for ssh -F
  • --ssh-persist=(true|false) (default: true): enable ControlPersist

SSHFS flags:

  • --sshfs-noempty (default: false): enable sshfs nonempty

SFTP server flags:

  • --driver=DRIVER (default: auto): SFTP server driver. builtin (legacy) or openssh-sftp-server (robust and secure, recommended). openssh-sftp-server is chosen by default when the OpenSSH SFTP Server binary is detected.
  • --openssh-sftp-server=BINARY: OpenSSH SFTP Server binary. Automatically detected when installed in well-known locations such as /usr/libexec/sftp-server.

Subcommand: help

Shows help

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