How to password protect a folder or directory on Linux

Suppose you have a folder in your Linux home directory, where you store secure document files which you do not want anyone to access without a password. That way, even if someone manages to get a hold of your computer and access your home directory, there is still another line of defense for your private […]
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How to mount a remote directory over ssh on Linux

Suppose you would like to mount a remote directory locally. However, you only have ssh access to the host where the remote directory resides, and there is no network file system (e.g., NFS, Samba) available to export the directory with. In this case, you can actually mount a remote directory over ssh, and access the […]
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How to mount HDFS using FUSE

Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) is a distributed, scalable filesystem developed as the back-end storage for data-intensive Hadoop applications. As such, HDFS is designed to handle very large files with “write-once-read-many” access model. As HDFS is not a full-fledged POSIX compliant filesystem, it cannot be directly mounted by the operating system, and file access with […]
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