To access remote files, you need to either SSH or FTP into a server. If you have an SSH account, you can use the server’s command line software to edit files. FTP accounts only allow users to upload and download files.

Cyberduck is a free software which allows users to open files and manipulate them using your local software. It takes care of the uploading/downloading of files behind the scenes so it seems as if the files are residing on your local machine. To install cyberduck, simple download and double-click on the .dmg file. Drag and drop to Applications folder to make is accessible from Applications.

If need this feature for coding, I would recommend using TextWrangler instead. It has nice features for editing code and can connect to remote servers directly. If prefer to use an IDE such as Eclipse, cyberduck would be a better option.

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