Please take care when using this method and mounting large files! You should not use it on /scratch/NETID, but instead create a small folder called /scratch/NETID/sync, and only sync your text files.
By far the easiest method to edit files it use ssh mounting.
Digital Ocean has instructions for Ubuntu, OSX, and Windows.
Optionally, follow their instructions for creating ssh keys here.
The syntax provided by Digital Ocean needs to be changed slightly.
sudo mkdir -p /mnt/droplet sudo sshfs -o allow_other,IdentityFile=/home/$USER/.ssh/id_rsa NETID@dalma.abudhabi.nyu.edu:/scratch/NETID/desired_dir /mnt/droplet ln -s /mtn/droplet /home/$USER/projects/dalma
If you prefer to set up remote editing within your text editor, please see the entry on Atom.
Unmount your directory when you are finished.
sudo umount /mnt/droplet