How To Mount Remote FTP Site As A Local Folder From Terminal In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Here’s how to mount remote ftp site as a local folder in Linux Mint / Ubuntu:

1. Issue the following command at the terminal to install curlftpfs -

sudo apt-get install curlftpfs

How To Mount Remote FTP Site As A Local Folder From Terminal In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

2. After the installation is complete, issue the following command at the terminal to create a directory that will be used a local mountpoint (in our case the directory name is ‘test’) -

mkdir test

How To Mount Remote FTP Site As A Local Folder From Terminal In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

3. Now, change the directory permissions based on your requirements (in our case we’ll provide full access to all) -

chmod -R 777 test/

How To Mount Remote FTP Site As A Local Folder From Terminal In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

4. Now to mount a remote ftp site as a local folder issue the following command at the terminal -

curlftpfs <ftp site with absolute path to the folder> <local mountpoint>

In our case, we’ll mount ‘centos’ folder from ‘ftp://ftp.is.co.za’ on local directory ‘test’, hence we’ll issue the following command at the terminal -

sudo curlftpfs ftp://ftp.is.co.za/mirror/centos/ test/

How To Mount Remote FTP Site As A Local Folder From Terminal In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

5. That’s it! The remote ftp site has been mounted as a local folder on your system.

How To Mount Remote FTP Site As A Local Folder From Terminal In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

How To Mount Remote FTP Site As A Local Folder From Terminal In Linux Mint / Ubuntu

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