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We have two environments here at work, and I access the remote machine over ssh. I can do this:

kioexec myeditor fish://me@remotemachine/path/to/file.txt

But I'd like to be able to do a diff between a local and remove file, something like

kioexec diff local_file.txt fish://me@remotemachine/path/to/file.txt

This doesn't seem like it works, do I need to update KDE? This is my work machine, and though I have root, I have limited flexibility in upgrades.

MACHINE: Linux CentOS 5.5, kde 3.5.4

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It seems as if you are using a non-KDE tool diff to compare the files. Try using a KDE program, like kdiff3, to do your job. KDE programs can handle other protocols using kioslaves.

Another possibility is a CLI KDE program which can display files. If you have such a program, you can chain other non-KDE programs:

cat_kde_cli fish://me@remotemachine/path/to/file.txt | diff local_file.txt -
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But, my editor is not Kde, neither is cat (kioexec cat fish://yaddayadda works). It seems kioexec copies the file over to a temp file, runs the app as a child proc, and uploads diff on any change on app exit. This should run for any app. Thanks much tho. – Rich Homolka Aug 12 '11 at 22:09
kdiff3 requires qt4/kde4, which is not on my system :( SOL as far as kdiff3 goes. – Rich Homolka Aug 12 '11 at 22:18
Have a look at the changelog. Maybe version 0.9.92 will work with KDE3 - the next version has KDE4 support. – Shi Aug 12 '11 at 22:28
Oh, and what's wrong with the cat approach? Isn't that what you were looking for? If not, what's wrong with it? – Shi Aug 12 '11 at 22:30
i was just trying to get it as a general case, for editing or using my diff tool (xxdiff). If i do the cat, kioexec will clean up and I wouldn't be able to do any edits. I really want kioexec to support multiple files, which it may do in KDE4. – Rich Homolka Aug 12 '11 at 22:32

To update an old question....

The best I've done so far is to get around this problem a different way.

Namely FUSE + sshfs does what I want, and more.

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