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ropen

  • Publisher:Thomas Robinson
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  • Operation System:Mac OS X
  • License:BSD
  • File Size:5 KB
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ropen Description

Remote "open" command line tool for opening remote files on OS X via command line
Most Mac OS X power users know about the "open" command line tool which opens the files specified as arguments in their default (or a specified) OS X application. Additionally, many Mac OS X text editors, such as TextMate ("mate") and SubEthaEdit ("see"), also come with command line tools which can be used to open files.These are great when working locally, but obviously do no work remotely. Often when working on remote servers you end up using command line editors which you may not be as familiar with.The ropen tool solves this problem using two simple shell scripts, which make use of MacFuse's sshfs. You run the "ropen" program on your remote machine(s) when you want to open a remote file locally (this is equivalent to the OS X "open" command). The "ropend" daemon runs on your local OS X machine waiting for open requests, and the "ropen.php" PHP script proxies requests from ropen to ropend.How it works:1. When ropen is executed it makes an HTTP request to ropen.php with the paths to be opened and application to open them with, if any, as well as the SSH user, host, and port of the remote machine.2. ropen.php stores this open request in a queue that is tied to ROPEN_SECRET via PHP's sessions.3. ropend polls ropen.php every 1 second waiting for open requests. When it receives one it mounts the remote filesystem using sshfs (if it's not already mounted) and opens the files or directories specified.NOTE: Detailed installation and usage instructions for ropen are available here.

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