gdriver is a command-line tool, written in Go, used for downloading large personal files from Google Drive (API v3).
The tool provides file selection, integrity checks, transfer retries and requires a user-defined Cloud Platform project.
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- Uses Google Drive v3 API
- TUI-based file selection
- File integrity check (MD5 checksum)
- Transfer retries (app-internal and on application restart)
- OAuth 2.0 authorization protocol
- User-defined Cloud Platform project with enabled Drive API (Quickstart)
If you have installed Go SDK, you can download and build the latest master of the
go get github.com/mtojek/gdriver
Without Go SDK you can download prebuilt distribution from the Releases page.
If you're working on a remote workstation, copy the URL link for particular release, use
wget to download the archive
and unpack it later (e.g
tar xvzf gdriver_X.Y.Z_linux_amd64.tar.gz).
help command to see available commands:
gdriver help Use gdriver to download large files from Google Drive. Usage: gdriver [command] Available Commands: auth Authenticate Google account check Check files download Download files help Help about any command Flags: -h, --help help for gdriver Use "gdriver [command] --help" for more information about a command.
Run the application for the first time
Import client configuration (
credentials.json) for the Cloud Platform project. If you haven't created the project
yet or enabled the Drive API, follow the Quickstart steps.
- Use a meaningful project name as it will be presented as title in the Google authentication form.
Desktop applicationtype for the OAuth client.
- There were issues reported in the past with downloading and saving the credentials file in Firefox. In case of facing a similar issue, please try to use Google Chrome.
Once you create the project, remember to download related login credentials.
The command will import the above credentials into the
~/.gdriver directory and authenticate the Google user account:
gdriver auth --import-credentials credentials.json
You should be good to go now. Try to download first files using the
gdriver download command, e.g.:
gdriver download <folderID> --select --output tmp
folderID is the ID of a Drive folder (e.g.
Ax9h4tAyI53ZhqMSoa2opZ6o6m21OUyww). The value can be easily copied from the
URL bar in the web browser. Open the directory in the Google Drive console and pick
folderID part from the URL (e.g.
Find latest revisions on the Releases page.