I have been a Linux user for a number of years but still have a very hard time with documentation. Here’s the latest example. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSHFS
After reading the overview I get stuck immediately at the first instruction in the Installation and Setup. My purpose in reading the instructions is to have read/write access to another linux box on my home network.
Simply install the following package: sshfs, then add yourself to the fuse group:
sudo gpasswd -a $USER fuse
So where does this action take place on the client or remote machine? what the heck is gpasswd? is $USER literally what is added to fuse or is it substituted with the client user’s name? And then which fuse file is acted upon, client or remote?
So I google and google again and get some answers but not all. Since searching I now know what gpassword is, but not yet know how to implement it. I know $USER is me but I don’t know about which fuse file to edit, I am guessing it’s the client fuse file.
Am I going about this all wrong, is there a better way to acquire understandable actionable Linux documentation?