rsync / ssh -i

John Van Essen vanes002 at
Fri Dec 5 23:27:15 EST 2003

On Thu, 4 Dec 2003, Michael <lists at> wrote:
> I know that with ssh I can issue the -i command to use a different identity.
> Is there anyway to use the -i command with rsync and ssh?  Thank you.
> Michael

In addition to what Martin suggested, you can also include the -i option
and its argument in rsync's -e option argument:

    rsync {options} -e 'ssh -i /path/to/identity' {source} {dest}

I use this form quite frequently in scripts.
        John Van Essen  Univ of MN Alumnus  <vanes002 at>

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