If you have a lot of files (images, pdfs, etc) you need to view on a remote server but don’t desire to `rsync` the whole thing over to your local file system, here’s a way to mount that folder to your local Mac for on-demand browsing:

sudo port install sshfs
cd /tmp
mkdir remote
sshfs user@server:path remote

To unmount:

umount folder

Note that could take awhile to load folders with hundreds of files. Otherwise Work great. Thanks to this link and this link.