If you love vim (or emacs) mor than Sublime just stop reading right here!
Wouldn't it be nice to edit remote files with Sublime sometimes? Well you can! There are just 3 things to do!
1. Install rsub package
Fire up your Sublime and install the package called
rsub. If you don't know what I'm talking about refer to Package Control - Usage.
2. Forward port over SSH
You could forward the port manually as well but we want it convenient, right?
Edit your local SSH config with
subl ~/.ssh/config and add the following. Note that you can use a hostname instead of
* but unless you have port collisions I see no reason to do it.
RemoteForward 52698 127.0.0.1:52698
3. Install rsub script on all servers
A little drop of bitterness here. The magic requires a little helper script on the remote side. I hope this isn't a showstopper, luckily it's just a bash script and is installed as easy as
curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/aurora/rmate/master/rmate > /usr/local/bin/rsub
chmod +x /usr/local/bin/rsub
4. Have fun!
Want to edit or show a remote file? Just type
rsub my-file.txt into your remote SSH session and wait for the magic to open up the file right there in your local Sublime.