There are a number of ways to access cloud storage, and not just using whatever application comes with the cloud storage option. This is handy for OSes that may not have a native application, or you need to leverage it from the command line.
For remote file system instructions, there will be a consistent method of describing the systems being connected to.
- The system that needs to access the files (for instance, your laptop) will be referred to as the client/client system or local system.
- Resources on this system will be referred to as local foo, such as "local path" or "local user."
- If "user" or "UID" is used without a specification, assume it's local.
- Unless otherwise specified, the command will be run on the local system.
- Generally speaking, you don't have to specify the local system name/user in the command line.
- The local directory where a file system may be mounted will be referred to as local directory or target directory.
- The system with the files on it will be the file server or remote/remote system. This may be an individual computer, or a public cloud.
- Resources on this system will be referred to as remote foo, such as "remote path" or "remote user."
- Examples will assume an unconfigured system (for instance,
.ssh/config is empty). Such configurations may simplify the command line.
- I'm using the term target directory to be a directory on the local system where the files will be accessed. This may also be known as a mount point.
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Created by I. Charles Barilleaux
Last Update: 2021-04-11