rsync can be used on either a Linux or Mac platform from the command line interface. i.e. a shell or terminal window.
rsync commands are of the general format
rsync [options] SRC... [DEST]
See man page for more detail or below for an example.
To download file from Diamond with rsync, connect via the 'ssh' server as follows. For example, to download files from a beamline experiment to the /home/phil/mydata/ on your local system. Note the trailing '/' at the end of the source location - This ensures that the files within ~/somedata are downloaded - If the '/' was omitted, the ~/somedata directory itself would be downloaded:-
|phil@phil ~/mydata $ rsync -av email@example.com:/dls/i31/data/2016/pj12345-1/somedata/ /home/phil/mydata/ |
receiving incremental file list
sent 90 bytes received 390 bytes 64.00 bytes/sec
total size is 94 speedup is 0.20
phil@phil ~/mydata $