How to Install and Uninstall sshfs Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: October 6, 2022

sshfs is a filesystem client based on the SSH File Transfer Protocol. Since most SSH servers already support this protocol it is very easy to set up: i.e. on the server side there’s nothing to do. On the client side mounting the filesystem is as easy as logging into the server with ssh. In this guide, I will show you ways to install sshfs Ubuntu 22.04.

Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 22.04 or older Ubuntu versions
  • Privileges: Check that you can run sudo commands.

Prerequisites to install sshfs on Ubuntu 22.04

Install sshfs Ubuntu 22.04

sshfs is one of the popular ways on Ubuntu now so that this tutorial will show you some ways to install it. Choose the one that you think is easy and you can follow.

Install sshfs using APT

This is a popular method for installing Ubuntu packages since it’s simple to understand, even if you’re new to Linux. Following these steps to install sshfs on your Ubuntu.

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Obtain new packages from Ubuntu by updating the APT database. Launch the terminal and enter the following Linux command:

sudo apt -y update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install sshfs Ubuntu by executing this command in the terminal.

sudo apt-get -y install sshfs

Install sshfs using Aptitude

Aptitude allows users to view a list of available packages and manage package installation, upgrade, and removal. If you haven’t already done so, run this command to install it.

sudo apt install aptitude

Then, you can now install sshfs, just following these steps:

Step 1: You must update the APT package repository cache before attempting to install, update, or remove any packages. Update the APT database to fetch new packages from Ubuntu. Launching the terminal and entering the following Linux command:

sudo apt update

Step 2: Start the package installation on Ubuntu 22.04. After updating the system, you can install sshfs Ubuntu by pasting this command into the terminal and executing it.

sudo aptitude install sshfs

Uninstall sshfs on Ubuntu 22.04

Have you ever thought about how difficult it is to uninstall an application from Ubuntu? You are mistaken; anyone can easily uninstall any program, not just a package.

If you installed sshfs using APT or Aptitude, you could uninstall sshfs on Ubuntu by executing this command

sudo apt remove --auto-remove sshfs

You can also execute this command if you want to uninstall sshfs and remove its data and dependencies:

sudo apt autoremove --purge sshfs

Summary

In this tutorial, I showed you ways to install sshfs on Ubuntu 22.04 and ways to uninstall sshfs too. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any assistance. I’m delighted to respond to them.