For the love of a command lines

I love having remote access to my Mac at home. Today I decided I wanted a bunch of James Bond theme music so the command line came to the rescue!

1. Tunnel AFP (Apple File Protocol) over SSH

`ssh -l USERNAME -L 10548:127.0.0.1:548 your.remote.host.tld`

2. Switch to the Finder and mount the remote share

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3. Enjoy!

This will mount the drive on your local desktop, tunneling the AFP data over a SSH connection, something most firewalls safely allow.

Bonus command line action: you can remotely (and safely) quit a GUI app using AppleScript

`osascript -e ‘tell application “YourAppName” to quit’`

It’s a result of the OSA and the fact that Apple still supports AppleScript after all of the years.

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Author: warwick

I'm a network architect in Springfield, MO. I like clever uses of technology whether it's in a data center or the kitchen of my house.