Especially useful if you share Internet connection with devoted gamers and you prefer to stay safe when they play CS;)
# limit rsync bandwith to 500 KB/s rsync -avz --bwlimit=500 remoteHost:remoteDir ~/localDir
I have noticed rsync is using double
--bwlimit (in this case 1000 KB/s), so if you truly want to limit the bandwidth to 500 KB/s, use
Inspired by HowToGeek.