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Re: midnight commander does not see external USB hard drives on remote machine

On 11/20/2011 3:55 PM, marco atzeri wrote:
On 11/20/2011 3:59 PM, carolus wrote:
Midnight commander does not see USB storage devices on a remote machine
using an ssh connection. cd /cygdrive/f gives the message "no such file
or directory" from within mc, but the same command works as expected
from ssh.

could you clarify a bit ?

cygwin can not mount remote filesystem, so mc on cygwin lack also
such feature.

I succeeded to explore a remote filesystem through the shell link,
but I suspect any options like copy and view are problematic,

To copy is not a big problem. For example,

scp junk.f $DELL
(where DELL=dell03:/cygdrive/f/transit_ext)

will copy junk.f to a directory on a USB hard drive on remote host dell03. Here I put the target directory in an environment variable so that I don't have to retype it. I would like to be able to navigate to the target directory on the remote filesystem without having to type exact long pathnames (sftp allows no wildcards in the remote cd command). I can do that with midnight commander on the remote system drive /cygdrive/c, but not on the remote USB HDD /cygdrive/f

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