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
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.