Unmounting SSHFS

Chris Coulson chrisccoulson at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 2 18:27:52 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 11:10 -0700, Aaron Toponce wrote:
> Just a thought, but I find it a bit obnoxious. I can mount an SSHFS
> directory as an unprivileged user, but I can't unmount it without root.
> Why is this? We've already made progress in unmounting removable media
> as an unprivileged user, so what would it take to unmount SSHFS as
> unprivileged?
> Just a thought,

I can unmount a SSHFS volume without being root. How are you trying to
do it?

I just did a test on my machine where I mounted /home in /tmp/home via
SSHFS, and then unmounted it without root privileges, and it worked as

sshfs localhost:/home /tmp/home
fusermount -u /tmp/home 

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