Is there any extension or easy way to configure a feature like the Visual Code Studio's extension SSFTP?

The ideal behaviour should be like the following one, by using ftp or sftp:

  • Allow a manual request for sync remote -> local a full folder or just a specific file (or set of files). Preferabily, if some local file is not in the remote folder, the remote file must not be removed.

  • Allow a manual request for sync local -> remote.

  • Allow a sync-on-save feature to make a local -> remote syncronization each time a file is saved. Ideally, that synchronization must be done even if there is no local changes to save (the sync must be always done).

  • It should be possible to config the syncronization by using passwords or ssh keys, with or without a passphrase.

  • I use Emacs with rsync to manually synchronize certain files/folders recursively (with some exclusions) to my website on a shared server in cyberspace, and to my jailbroken iphone over usb, and to/from my desktop and 3 laptop computers over a network. I see the manual describes several standard hooks such as after-save-hook .... perhaps there is a built-in hook that suits your needs. Emacs may have some built-in synchronization that I am unaware of. Here is the link to a basic setup using Emacs and rsync to manually synchronize: emacs.stackexchange.com/a/5844/2287
    – lawlist
    Sep 1, 2019 at 16:37
  • @lawlist The server is a very old AIX without rsync.
    – ABu
    Sep 1, 2019 at 16:40

1 Answer 1


shadowfile.el could help. Note, that it cooperates with Tramp since Emacs 26.2 only.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.