Faster Gems Downloading with RSync
Note that Rsync is used by default while gem downloading if it is installed on a local machine. To turn it off, clear the checkbox ide.remote.interpreters.use.rsync in the Registry (to invoke RubyMine's registry, press Ctrl+Shift+A and then type
Gem downloading with rsync
No matter you use a prepared Deployment configuration or SSH credentials to set up a remote Ruby interpreter configuration, RSync is always used. When setting up with SSH credentials, we recommend to use certificates by choosing Key pair (OpenSSH or PuTTy) in Auth type field.
You can also provide a password by choosing Password accordingly. When password is provided, RubyMine emulates Terminal to use it (the command is like the following:
rsync -zarv user@host:/remote/path /local/path).
RubyMine informs you if RSync is not installed locally:
sudo apt-get -y install rsync
RSync is installed by default.
RSync can be used on Windows systems, but is only available through the various ports (such as Cygwin).