Instead of using ssh or sftp to access the files in your home directory, you can mount your home directory as a drive or volume over an ssh connection. While this method is relatively stable and straight-forward on Linux systems, it should be noted that getting this to work on Mac and Windows systems can be tricky. Use the following tutorials to get started.

Using Dokan and DokanSSHFS
Using ExpanDrive ($39.95)
Using MacFuse and SSHFS (via Lifehacker)
Using ExpanDrive ($39.95)
On Ubuntu and RHEL5 (may work on other distributions as well)

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