Google Drive CLI Client
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gdrive

Note

This tool is not being actively maintained at the moment, ymmv. For incremental and encrypted backup of unix systems borg is a great alternative and rsync.net provides a cheap and reliable backup target.

Overview

gdrive is a command line utility for interacting with Google Drive.

Prerequisites

None, binaries are statically linked. If you want to compile from source you need the go toolchain. Version 1.5 or higher.

Installation

With Homebrew on Mac

brew install gdrive

Other

Download gdrive from one of the links below. On unix systems run chmod +x gdrive after download to make the binary executable. The first time gdrive is launched (i.e. run gdrive about in your terminal not just gdrive), you will be prompted for a verification code. The code is obtained by following the printed url and authenticating with the google account for the drive you want access to. This will create a token file inside the .gdrive folder in your home directory. Note that anyone with access to this file will also have access to your google drive. If you want to manage multiple drives you can use the global --config flag or set the environment variable GDRIVE_CONFIG_DIR. Example: GDRIVE_CONFIG_DIR="/home/user/.gdrive-secondary" gdrive list You will be prompted for a new verification code if the folder does not exist.

Downloads

Filename Version Description Shasum
gdrive-osx-x64 2.1.0 OS X 64-bit 297ccf3c945b364b5d306cef335ba44b0900e927
gdrive-osx-386 2.1.0 OS X 32-bit c64714676a5b028aeeaf09e5f3b84d363e0ec7ed
gdrive-osx-arm 2.1.0 OS X arm eb23b7bb5a072497372bd253e8fc8353bec8a64c
gdrive-linux-x64 2.1.0 Linux 64-bit 4fd8391b300cac45963e53da44dcfe68da08d843
gdrive-linux-386 2.1.0 Linux 32-bit de9f49565fc62552fe862f08f84694ab4653adc2
gdrive-linux-rpi 2.1.0 Linux Raspberry Pi e26e9ca3df3d08f970a276782ac5e92731c85467
gdrive-linux-arm64 2.1.0 Linux arm 64-bit 3d670905e13edf96d43c9f97293bdba62c740926
gdrive-linux-arm 2.1.0 Linux arm 32-bit 5b1036e0ef479ce228f7c32d1adfdc3840d71d10
gdrive-linux-mips64 2.1.0 Linux mips 64-bit 334bbd74b87fd1d05550e366724fe8e3c9e61ca4
gdrive-linux-mips64le 2.1.0 Linux mips 64-bit le bb6961a2c03c074e6d34a1ec280cc69f5d5002f5
gdrive-linux-ppc64 2.1.0 Linux PPC 64-bit 70a1ac5be9ba819da5cf7a8dbd513805a26509ac
gdrive-linux-ppc64le 2.1.0 Linux PPC 64-bit le f426817ee4824b83b978f82f8e72eac6db92f2d1
gdrive-windows-386.exe 2.1.0 Window 32-bit 1429200631b598543eddc3df3487117cad95adbb
gdrive-windows-x64.exe 2.1.0 Windows 64-bit 17f692a027a049385af2576503cd376593cc87b7
gdrive-dragonfly-x64 2.1.0 DragonFly BSD 64-bit dc214a24e59f68d99ca62757d99099051f83804a
gdrive-freebsd-x64 2.1.0 FreeBSD 64-bit 93a5581652f9c01c47fb6c16e8ae655182f265da
gdrive-freebsd-386 2.1.0 FreeBSD 32-bit b9a3ee1e0fdbb5fa970942ab89b354ee863a5758
gdrive-freebsd-arm 2.1.0 FreeBSD arm 7f5d1dedaa98501932ea368f2baba240da0b00d8
gdrive-netbsd-x64 2.1.0 NetBSD 64-bit 2a088dbd1e149204eb71a47ade109816983fe53f
gdrive-netbsd-386 2.1.0 NetBSD 32-bit a2c231b91839171a58da780657c445d4a1430537
gdrive-netbsd-arm 2.1.0 NetBSD arm ac8a6354f8a8346c2bf84585e14f4a2cc69451db
gdrive-openbsd-x64 2.1.0 OpenBSD 64-bit 54be1d38b9014c6a8de5d71233cd6f208c27ac1c
gdrive-openbsd-386 2.1.0 OpenBSD 32-bit c2e08a9c7242de6d6ffa01598425fea0550076b8
gdrive-openbsd-arm 2.1.0 OpenBSD arm 22cd413c2705012b2ac78e64cc9f2b5bfa96dbea
gdrive-solaris-x64 2.1.0 Solaris 64-bit 2da03dfcc818a0bd3588ad850349a5a2554913fb
gdrive-plan9-x64 2.1.0 Plan9 64-bit 7b498ce0f416a3e8c1e17f603d21a3e84c1a9283
gdrive-plan9-386 2.1.0 Plan9 32-bit cccd9ba86774bc6bd70f092158e2fcafa94601c0

Compile from source

go get github.com/prasmussen/gdrive

The gdrive binary should now be available at $GOPATH/bin/gdrive

Gdrive 2

Gdrive 2 is more or less a full rewrite and is not backwards compatible with gdrive 1 as all the command line arguments has changed slightly. Gdrive 2 uses version 3 of the google drive api and my google-api-go-client fork is no longer needed.

Syncing

Gdrive 2 supports basic syncing. It only syncs one way at the time and works more like rsync than e.g. dropbox. Files that are synced to google drive are tagged with an appProperty so that the files on drive can be traversed faster. This means that you can't upload files with gdrive upload into a sync directory as the files would be missing the sync tag, and would be ignored by the sync commands. The current implementation is slow and uses a lot of memory if you are syncing many files. Currently only one file is uploaded at the time, the speed can be improved in the future by uploading several files concurrently. To learn more see usage and the examples below.

Service Account

For server to server communication, where user interaction is not a viable option, is it possible to use a service account, as described in this Google document. If you want to use a service account, instead of being interactively prompted for authentication, you need to use the --service-account <serviceAccountCredentials> global option, where serviceAccountCredentials is a file in JSON format obtained through the Google API Console, and its location is relative to the config dir.

.gdriveignore

Placing a .gdriveignore in the root of your sync directory can be used to skip certain files from being synced. .gdriveignore follows the same rules as .gitignore, except that gdrive only reads the .gdriveignore file in the root of the sync directory, not ones in any subdirectories.

Usage

gdrive [global] list [options]                                 List files
gdrive [global] download [options] <fileId>                    Download file or directory
gdrive [global] download query [options] <query>               Download all files and directories matching query
gdrive [global] upload [options] <path>                        Upload file or directory
gdrive [global] upload - [options] <name>                      Upload file from stdin
gdrive [global] update [options] <fileId> <path>               Update file, this creates a new revision of the file
gdrive [global] info [options] <fileId>                        Show file info
gdrive [global] mkdir [options] <name>                         Create directory
gdrive [global] share [options] <fileId>                       Share file or directory
gdrive [global] share list <fileId>                            List files permissions
gdrive [global] share revoke <fileId> <permissionId>           Revoke permission
gdrive [global] delete [options] <fileId>                      Delete file or directory
gdrive [global] sync list [options]                            List all syncable directories on drive
gdrive [global] sync content [options] <fileId>                List content of syncable directory
gdrive [global] sync download [options] <fileId> <path>        Sync drive directory to local directory
gdrive [global] sync upload [options] <path> <fileId>          Sync local directory to drive
gdrive [global] changes [options]                              List file changes
gdrive [global] revision list [options] <fileId>               List file revisions
gdrive [global] revision download [options] <fileId> <revId>   Download revision
gdrive [global] revision delete <fileId> <revId>               Delete file revision
gdrive [global] import [options] <path>                        Upload and convert file to a google document, see 'about import' for available conversions
gdrive [global] export [options] <fileId>                      Export a google document
gdrive [global] about [options]                                Google drive metadata, quota usage
gdrive [global] about import                                   Show supported import formats
gdrive [global] about export                                   Show supported export formats
gdrive version                                                 Print application version
gdrive help                                                    Print help
gdrive help <command>                                          Print command help
gdrive help <command> <subcommand>                             Print subcommand help

List files

gdrive [global] list [options]

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)

options:
  -m, --max <maxFiles>       Max files to list, default: 30
  -q, --query <query>        Default query: "trashed = false and 'me' in owners". See https://developers.google.com/drive/search-parameters
  --order <sortOrder>        Sort order. See https://godoc.org/google.golang.org/api/drive/v3#FilesListCall.OrderBy
  --name-width <nameWidth>   Width of name column, default: 40, minimum: 9, use 0 for full width
  --absolute                 Show absolute path to file (will only show path from first parent)
  --no-header                Dont print the header
  --bytes                    Size in bytes

List file in subdirectory

./gdrive list --query " 'IdOfTheParentFolder' in parents"

Download file or directory

gdrive [global] download [options] <fileId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -f, --force           Overwrite existing file
  -r, --recursive       Download directory recursively, documents will be skipped
  --path <path>         Download path
  --delete              Delete remote file when download is successful
  --no-progress         Hide progress
  --stdout              Write file content to stdout
  --timeout <timeout>   Set timeout in seconds, use 0 for no timeout. Timeout is reached when no data is transferred in set amount of seconds, default: 300

Download all files and directories matching query

gdrive [global] download query [options] <query>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -f, --force       Overwrite existing file
  -r, --recursive   Download directories recursively, documents will be skipped
  --path <path>     Download path
  --no-progress     Hide progress

Upload file or directory

gdrive [global] upload [options] <path>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -r, --recursive               Upload directory recursively
  -p, --parent <parent>         Parent id, used to upload file to a specific directory, can be specified multiple times to give many parents
  --name <name>                 Filename
  --description <description>   File description
  --no-progress                 Hide progress
  --mime <mime>                 Force mime type
  --share                       Share file
  --delete                      Delete local file when upload is successful
  --timeout <timeout>           Set timeout in seconds, use 0 for no timeout. Timeout is reached when no data is transferred in set amount of seconds, default: 300
  --chunksize <chunksize>       Set chunk size in bytes, default: 8388608

Upload file from stdin

gdrive [global] upload - [options] <name>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -p, --parent <parent>         Parent id, used to upload file to a specific directory, can be specified multiple times to give many parents
  --chunksize <chunksize>       Set chunk size in bytes, default: 8388608
  --description <description>   File description
  --mime <mime>                 Force mime type
  --share                       Share file
  --timeout <timeout>           Set timeout in seconds, use 0 for no timeout. Timeout is reached when no data is transferred in set amount of seconds, default: 300
  --no-progress                 Hide progress

Update file, this creates a new revision of the file

gdrive [global] update [options] <fileId> <path>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -p, --parent <parent>         Parent id, used to upload file to a specific directory, can be specified multiple times to give many parents
  --name <name>                 Filename
  --description <description>   File description
  --no-progress                 Hide progress
  --mime <mime>                 Force mime type
  --timeout <timeout>           Set timeout in seconds, use 0 for no timeout. Timeout is reached when no data is transferred in set amount of seconds, default: 300
  --chunksize <chunksize>       Set chunk size in bytes, default: 8388608

Show file info

gdrive [global] info [options] <fileId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  --bytes   Show size in bytes

Create directory

gdrive [global] mkdir [options] <name>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -p, --parent <parent>         Parent id of created directory, can be specified multiple times to give many parents
  --description <description>   Directory description

Share file or directory

gdrive [global] share [options] <fileId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  --role <role>     Share role: owner/writer/commenter/reader, default: reader
  --type <type>     Share type: user/group/domain/anyone, default: anyone
  --email <email>   The email address of the user or group to share the file with. Requires 'user' or 'group' as type
  --discoverable    Make file discoverable by search engines
  --revoke          Delete all sharing permissions (owner roles will be skipped)

List files permissions

gdrive [global] share list <fileId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)

Revoke permission

gdrive [global] share revoke <fileId> <permissionId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)

Delete file or directory

gdrive [global] delete [options] <fileId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -r, --recursive   Delete directory and all it's content

List all syncable directories on drive

gdrive [global] sync list [options]

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  --no-header   Dont print the header

List content of syncable directory

gdrive [global] sync content [options] <fileId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  --order <sortOrder>        Sort order. See https://godoc.org/google.golang.org/api/drive/v3#FilesListCall.OrderBy
  --path-width <pathWidth>   Width of path column, default: 60, minimum: 9, use 0 for full width
  --no-header                Dont print the header
  --bytes                    Size in bytes

Sync drive directory to local directory

gdrive [global] sync download [options] <fileId> <path>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  --keep-remote         Keep remote file when a conflict is encountered
  --keep-local          Keep local file when a conflict is encountered
  --keep-largest        Keep largest file when a conflict is encountered
  --delete-extraneous   Delete extraneous local files
  --dry-run             Show what would have been transferred
  --no-progress         Hide progress
  --timeout <timeout>   Set timeout in seconds, use 0 for no timeout. Timeout is reached when no data is transferred in set amount of seconds, default: 300

Sync local directory to drive

gdrive [global] sync upload [options] <path> <fileId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  --keep-remote             Keep remote file when a conflict is encountered
  --keep-local              Keep local file when a conflict is encountered
  --keep-largest            Keep largest file when a conflict is encountered
  --delete-extraneous       Delete extraneous remote files
  --dry-run                 Show what would have been transferred
  --no-progress             Hide progress
  --timeout <timeout>       Set timeout in seconds, use 0 for no timeout. Timeout is reached when no data is transferred in set amount of seconds, default: 300
  --chunksize <chunksize>   Set chunk size in bytes, default: 8388608

List file changes

gdrive [global] changes [options]

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -m, --max <maxChanges>     Max changes to list, default: 100
  --since <pageToken>        Page token to start listing changes from
  --now                      Get latest page token
  --name-width <nameWidth>   Width of name column, default: 40, minimum: 9, use 0 for full width
  --no-header                Dont print the header

List file revisions

gdrive [global] revision list [options] <fileId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  --name-width <nameWidth>   Width of name column, default: 40, minimum: 9, use 0 for full width
  --no-header                Dont print the header
  --bytes                    Size in bytes

Download revision

gdrive [global] revision download [options] <fileId> <revId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -f, --force           Overwrite existing file
  --no-progress         Hide progress
  --stdout              Write file content to stdout
  --path <path>         Download path
  --timeout <timeout>   Set timeout in seconds, use 0 for no timeout. Timeout is reached when no data is transferred in set amount of seconds, default: 300

Delete file revision

gdrive [global] revision delete <fileId> <revId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)

Upload and convert file to a google document, see 'about import' for available conversions

gdrive [global] import [options] <path>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -p, --parent <parent>   Parent id, used to upload file to a specific directory, can be specified multiple times to give many parents
  --no-progress           Hide progress

Export a google document

gdrive [global] export [options] <fileId>

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  -f, --force     Overwrite existing file
  --mime <mime>   Mime type of exported file
  --print-mimes   Print available mime types for given file

Google drive metadata, quota usage

gdrive [global] about [options]

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)
  
options:
  --bytes   Show size in bytes

Show supported import formats

gdrive [global] about import

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)

Show supported export formats

gdrive [global] about export

global:
  -c, --config <configDir>         Application path, default: /Users/<user>/.gdrive
  --refresh-token <refreshToken>   Oauth refresh token used to get access token (for advanced users)
  --access-token <accessToken>     Oauth access token, only recommended for short-lived requests because of short lifetime (for advanced users)
  --service-account <accountFile>  Oauth service account filename, used for server to server communication without user interaction (file is relative to config dir)

Examples

List files

$ gdrive list
Id                             Name                    Type   Size     Created
0B3X9GlR6EmbnZ3gyeGw4d3ozbUk   drive-windows-x64.exe   bin    6.6 MB   2015-07-18 16:43:58
0B3X9GlR6EmbnTXlSc1FqV1dvSTQ   drive-windows-386.exe   bin    5.2 MB   2015-07-18 16:43:53
0B3X9GlR6EmbnVjIzMDRqck1aekE   drive-osx-x64           bin    6.5 MB   2015-07-18 16:43:50
0B3X9GlR6EmbnbEpXdlhza25zT1U   drive-osx-386           bin    5.2 MB   2015-07-18 16:43:41
0B3X9GlR6Embnb095MGxEYmJhY2c   drive-linux-x64         bin    6.5 MB   2015-07-18 16:43:38

List largest files

$ gdrive list --query "name contains 'gdrive'" --order "quotaBytesUsed desc" -m 3
Id                             Name                     Type   Size     Created
0B3X9GlR6EmbnZXpDRG1xblM2LTg   gdrive-linux-mips64      bin    8.5 MB   2016-02-22 21:07:04
0B3X9GlR6EmbnNW5CTV8xdFkxTjg   gdrive-linux-mips64le    bin    8.5 MB   2016-02-22 21:07:07
0B3X9GlR6EmbnZ1NGS25FdEVlWEk   gdrive-osx-x64           bin    8.3 MB   2016-02-21 20:22:13

Upload file

$ gdrive upload gdrive-osx-x64
Uploading gdrive-osx-x64
Uploaded 0B3X9GlR6EmbnZ1NGS25FdEVlWEk at 3.8 MB/s, total 8.3 MB

Make directory

$ gdrive mkdir gdrive-bin
Directory 0B3X9GlR6EmbnY1RLVTk5VUtOVkk created

Upload file to directory

$ gdrive upload --parent 0B3X9GlR6EmbnY1RLVTk5VUtOVkk gdrive-osx-x64
Uploading gdrive-osx-x64
Uploaded 0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E at 2.5 MB/s, total 8.3 MB

Download file

$ gdrive download 0B3X9GlR6EmbnZ1NGS25FdEVlWEk
Downloading gdrive-osx-x64 -> gdrive-osx-x64
Downloaded 0B3X9GlR6EmbnZ1NGS25FdEVlWEk at 8.3 MB/s, total 8.3 MB

Share a file

$ gdrive share 0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E
Granted reader permission to anyone

Pipe content directly to google drive

$ echo "Hello World" | gdrive upload - hello.txt
Uploading hello.txt
Uploaded 0B3X9GlR6EmbnaXVrOUpIcWlUS0E at 8.0 B/s, total 12.0 B

Print file to stdout

$ gdrive download --stdout 0B3X9GlR6EmbnaXVrOUpIcWlUS0E
Hello World

Get file info

$ gdrive info 0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E
Id: 0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E
Name: gdrive-osx-x64
Path: gdrive-bin/gdrive-osx-x64
Mime: application/octet-stream
Size: 8.3 MB
Created: 2016-02-21 20:47:04
Modified: 2016-02-21 20:47:04
Md5sum: b607f29231a3b2d16098c4212516470f
Shared: True
Parents: 0B3X9GlR6EmbnY1RLVTk5VUtOVkk
ViewUrl: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E/view?usp=drivesdk
DownloadUrl: https://docs.google.com/uc?id=0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E&export=download

Update file (create new revision)

$ gdrive update 0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E gdrive-osx-x64
Uploading gdrive-osx-x64
Updated 0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E at 2.0 MB/s, total 8.3 MB

List file revisions

$ gdrive revision list 0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E
Id                                                    Name             Size     Modified              KeepForever
0B3X9GlR6EmbnOFlHSTZQNWJWMGN2ckZucC9VaEUwczV1cUNrPQ   gdrive-osx-x64   8.3 MB   2016-02-21 20:47:04   False
0B3X9GlR6EmbndVEwMlZCUldGWUlPb2lTS25rOFo1L2t6c2ZVPQ   gdrive-osx-x64   8.3 MB   2016-02-21 21:12:09   False

Download revision

$ gdrive revision download 0B3X9GlR6EmbnNTk0SkV0bm5Hd0E 0B3X9GlR6EmbnOFlHSTZQNWJWMGN2ckZucC9VaEUwczV1cUNrPQ
Downloading gdrive-osx-x64 -> gdrive-osx-x64
Download complete, rate: 8.3 MB/s, total size: 8.3 MB

Export google doc as docx

$ gdrive export --mime application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document 1Kt5A8X7X2RQrEi5t6Y9W1LayRc4hyrFiG63y2dIJEvk
Exported 'foo.docx' with mime type: 'application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document'

Import csv as google spreadsheet

$ gdrive import foo.csv
Imported 1mTl3DjIvap4tpTX_oMkDcbDT8ShtiGJRlozTfkXpeko with mime type: 'application/vnd.google-apps.spreadsheet'

Syncing directory to drive

# Create directory on drive
$ gdrive mkdir drive-bin
Directory 0B3X9GlR6EmbnOEd6cEh6bU9XZWM created

# Sync to drive
$ gdrive sync upload _release/bin 0B3X9GlR6EmbnOEd6cEh6bU9XZWM
Starting sync...
Collecting local and remote file information...
Found 32 local files and 0 remote files

6 remote directories are missing
[0001/0006] Creating directory drive-bin/bsd
[0002/0006] Creating directory drive-bin/linux
[0003/0006] Creating directory drive-bin/osx
[0004/0006] Creating directory drive-bin/plan9
[0005/0006] Creating directory drive-bin/solaris
[0006/0006] Creating directory drive-bin/windows

26 remote files are missing
[0001/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-dragonfly-x64 -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-dragonfly-x64
[0002/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-freebsd-386 -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-freebsd-386
[0003/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-freebsd-arm -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-freebsd-arm
[0004/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-freebsd-x64 -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-freebsd-x64
[0005/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-netbsd-386 -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-netbsd-386
[0006/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-netbsd-arm -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-netbsd-arm
[0007/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-netbsd-x64 -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-netbsd-x64
[0008/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-openbsd-386 -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-openbsd-386
[0009/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-openbsd-arm -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-openbsd-arm
[0010/0026] Uploading bsd/gdrive-openbsd-x64 -> drive-bin/bsd/gdrive-openbsd-x64
[0011/0026] Uploading linux/gdrive-linux-386 -> drive-bin/linux/gdrive-linux-386
[0012/0026] Uploading linux/gdrive-linux-arm -> drive-bin/linux/gdrive-linux-arm
[0013/0026] Uploading linux/gdrive-linux-arm64 -> drive-bin/linux/gdrive-linux-arm64
[0014/0026] Uploading linux/gdrive-linux-mips64 -> drive-bin/linux/gdrive-linux-mips64
[0015/0026] Uploading linux/gdrive-linux-mips64le -> drive-bin/linux/gdrive-linux-mips64le
[0016/0026] Uploading linux/gdrive-linux-ppc64 -> drive-bin/linux/gdrive-linux-ppc64
[0017/0026] Uploading linux/gdrive-linux-ppc64le -> drive-bin/linux/gdrive-linux-ppc64le
[0018/0026] Uploading linux/gdrive-linux-x64 -> drive-bin/linux/gdrive-linux-x64
[0019/0026] Uploading osx/gdrive-osx-386 -> drive-bin/osx/gdrive-osx-386
[0020/0026] Uploading osx/gdrive-osx-arm -> drive-bin/osx/gdrive-osx-arm
[0021/0026] Uploading osx/gdrive-osx-x64 -> drive-bin/osx/gdrive-osx-x64
[0022/0026] Uploading plan9/gdrive-plan9-386 -> drive-bin/plan9/gdrive-plan9-386
[0023/0026] Uploading plan9/gdrive-plan9-x64 -> drive-bin/plan9/gdrive-plan9-x64
[0024/0026] Uploading solaris/gdrive-solaris-x64 -> drive-bin/solaris/gdrive-solaris-x64
[0025/0026] Uploading windows/gdrive-windows-386.exe -> drive-bin/windows/gdrive-windows-386.exe
[0026/0026] Uploading windows/gdrive-windows-x64.exe -> drive-bin/windows/gdrive-windows-x64.exe
Sync finished in 1m18.891946279s

# Add new local file
$ echo "google drive binaries" > _release/bin/readme.txt

# Sync again
$ gdrive sync upload _release/bin 0B3X9GlR6EmbnOEd6cEh6bU9XZWM
Starting sync...
Collecting local and remote file information...
Found 33 local files and 32 remote files

1 remote files are missing
[0001/0001] Uploading readme.txt -> drive-bin/readme.txt
Sync finished in 2.201339535s

# Modify local file
$ echo "for all platforms" >> _release/bin/readme.txt

# Sync again
$ gdrive sync upload _release/bin 0B3X9GlR6EmbnOEd6cEh6bU9XZWM
Starting sync...
Collecting local and remote file information...
Found 33 local files and 33 remote files

1 local files has changed
[0001/0001] Updating readme.txt -> drive-bin/readme.txt
Sync finished in 1.890244258s

List content of sync directory

$ gdrive sync content 0B3X9GlR6EmbnOEd6cEh6bU9XZWM
Id                             Path                             Type   Size     Modified
0B3X9GlR6EmbnMldxMFV1UGVMTlE   bsd                              dir             2016-02-21 22:54:00
0B3X9GlR6EmbnM05sQ3hVUnJnOXc   bsd/gdrive-dragonfly-x64         bin    7.8 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:14
0B3X9GlR6EmbnVy1KXzA4dlU5RVE   bsd/gdrive-freebsd-386           bin    6.1 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:18
0B3X9GlR6Embnb29QQkFtSlRiZnc   bsd/gdrive-freebsd-arm           bin    6.1 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:20
0B3X9GlR6EmbnMkFQYVpSaHhHTXM   bsd/gdrive-freebsd-x64           bin    7.8 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:23
0B3X9GlR6EmbnVmJRMl9hUDloVU0   bsd/gdrive-netbsd-386            bin    6.1 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:25
0B3X9GlR6EmbnLVlTZWpxOEF4Q2s   bsd/gdrive-netbsd-arm            bin    6.1 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:28
0B3X9GlR6EmbnOENUZmh3anJmNG8   bsd/gdrive-netbsd-x64            bin    7.8 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:30
0B3X9GlR6EmbnWTRoQ2ZVQXRfQlU   bsd/gdrive-openbsd-386           bin    6.1 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:32
0B3X9GlR6EmbncEtlN3ZuQ0VUWms   bsd/gdrive-openbsd-arm           bin    6.1 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:35
0B3X9GlR6EmbnMlFLY1ptNEFyZWc   bsd/gdrive-openbsd-x64           bin    7.8 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:38
0B3X9GlR6EmbncGtSajQyNzloVEE   linux                            dir             2016-02-21 22:54:01
0B3X9GlR6EmbnMWVudkJmb1NZdmM   linux/gdrive-linux-386           bin    6.1 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:40
0B3X9GlR6Embnbnpla1R2VHV5T2M   linux/gdrive-linux-arm           bin    6.1 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:42
0B3X9GlR6EmbnM0s2cU1YWkNJSjA   linux/gdrive-linux-arm64         bin    7.7 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:45
0B3X9GlR6EmbnNU9NNi1TdDc4S2c   linux/gdrive-linux-mips64        bin    8.5 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:47
0B3X9GlR6EmbnSmdQNjRKZ2dWV1U   linux/gdrive-linux-mips64le      bin    8.5 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:50
0B3X9GlR6EmbnS0g0OVgxMHY5Z3c   linux/gdrive-linux-ppc64         bin    7.8 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:52
0B3X9GlR6EmbneVp6ZXRpR3FhWlU   linux/gdrive-linux-ppc64le       bin    7.8 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:54
0B3X9GlR6EmbnczdJT195dFVxdU0   linux/gdrive-linux-x64           bin    7.8 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:57
0B3X9GlR6EmbnTXZXeDRnSDdVS1E   osx                              dir             2016-02-21 22:54:02
0B3X9GlR6EmbnWnRheXJNR0pUMU0   osx/gdrive-osx-386               bin    6.6 MB   2016-02-21 22:54:59
0B3X9GlR6EmbnRzNqMWFXdDR1Rms   osx/gdrive-osx-arm               bin    6.6 MB   2016-02-21 22:55:01
0B3X9GlR6EmbnaDlVWTZDd0JIeEU   osx/gdrive-osx-x64               bin    8.3 MB   2016-02-21 22:55:04
0B3X9GlR6EmbnWW84UFBvbHlURXM   plan9                            dir             2016-02-21 22:54:02
0B3X9GlR6EmbnTmc0a2RNdDZDRUU   plan9/gdrive-plan9-386           bin    5.8 MB   2016-02-21 22:55:07
0B3X9GlR6EmbnT1pYZ2p4Sk9FVFk   plan9/gdrive-plan9-x64           bin    7.4 MB   2016-02-21 22:55:10
0B3X9GlR6EmbnbnZnXzlYVHoxdk0   readme.txt                       bin    40.0 B   2016-02-21 22:59:56
0B3X9GlR6EmbnSWF1QUlta3RnaGc   solaris                          dir             2016-02-21 22:54:03
0B3X9GlR6EmbnaWFOV0YxSGs5Znc   solaris/gdrive-solaris-x64       bin    7.7 MB   2016-02-21 22:55:13
0B3X9GlR6EmbnNE5ySkEzbWQ4Qms   windows                          dir             2016-02-21 22:54:03
0B3X9GlR6EmbnX1RIT2w1TWZYWFU   windows/gdrive-windows-386.exe   bin    6.1 MB   2016-02-21 22:55:15
0B3X9GlR6EmbndmVMU05POGRPS3c   windows/gdrive-windows-x64.exe   bin    7.8 MB   2016-02-21 22:55:18