On OS X, I frequently need to edit files that are actually stored on a remote Linux server I connect to via SSH over VPN. When I'm at the physical of the location of the server, I can easily mount the directory of those files via sshfs and drag them into Sublime Text. Reading and writing files will be almost instantaneous.
However, when I'm mounting the directory via sshfs on FUSE for OS X, loading the directory listings takes forever, and when I pull the entire directory into Sublime Text, then save a file, saving is blocking the entire UI until the file is finally saved on the server.*
I also tried opening the directory in Cyberduck and editing files from there. While the saving works nicely (because it's asynchronous), this has two drawbacks: I can only open a few files at once—not entire folders—and therefore cannot search files easily (like CmdT in Sublime). Also, sometimes it loses the connection and then I have to quit and restart Cyberduck to make it work again.
Is there any way to edit files from a remote machine in a non-blocking manner? Maybe through tweaking sshfs? Mounting the files differently?
What I'd really like is for the file to be transmitted in the background when I save it, without having the filesystem wait.
* This seems to be a known problem with Sublime Text, but I cannot use any other editor, really. I posted the issue on their forums as well.