I’m not sure why, but when I try to edit an 89k file, using tramp there are issues.
I found several entries on the EmacsWiki TRAMP page talking about how version control gets in the way. But this file and directory had no source control. Then, I found this:
It mentions that ssh actually uses a perl script to do its dirty work. My guess is that the perl script has a few issues. So instead, I used scp and it was more than a 1000 times faster. I have yet to see any disadvantage.
I also found this interesting article:
Haven’t tried these.