Google Drive File Sync with rclone

Dmitri Popov

Productivity Sauce

May 26, 2015 GMT
Dmitri Popov

If you use Google, you probably have some storage space on Google Drive. It would be great to put it to some use, but the lack of a Google Drive client for Linux makes the idea less appealing -- especially if you prefer to access and use Google Drive from the command line. Enter rclone, a little command-line tool that lets you use Google Drive (as well as other cloud storage services) from the convenience of the terminal.

To install rclone on your Linux machine, grab the appropriate release from the project's download page, extract the downloaded archive, switch to the resulting directory and run the install rclone* /usr/local/bin command as root. Next, issue the rclone config command to run the configuration wizard that will guide you through the process of creating a connection profile. Once you've done that, take a look at the official documentation to master rclone's basics.

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