I have a large file to down form a ssh server, however the connection keeps cutting out. I know that rsync can be used to resume the download however I can not find how to do this when I am using a .pem file.

So my current download command is:

scp -i repo.pem user@ .

how would I intergrate this with rsync?

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Some articles touching on this issue:

Basically, supply a custom ssh command to rsync using -e, i.e. something along these lines:

rsync -ave "ssh -i my.pem" user@server:/path/to/file .

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