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Google Drive CLI Client
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README.md

gdrive

Overview

gdrive is a command line utility for uploading and downloading single files to your Google Drive. This tool on its own does not do synchronization of any kind, if you want that you can use googles own tool. It is meant for one-off uploads or downloads and integration with other unix tools. One use-case could be daily uploads of a backup archive for off-site storage.

Prerequisites

None, binaries are statically linked. If you want to compile from source you need the go toolchain: http://golang.org/doc/install

Installation

  • Save the 'drive' binary to a location in your PATH (i.e. /usr/local/bin/)
  • Or compile it yourself go build drive.go

Downloads

Usage

drive [global options] <verb> [verb options]

Options

Global options:
        -a, --advanced     Advanced Mode -- lets you specify your own oauth client id and secret on setup
        -c, --config       Set application path where config and token is stored. Defaults to ~/.gdrive
        -v, --version      Print version
        -h, --help         Show this help

Verbs:
    delete:
        -i, --id           File Id (*)
    download:
        -i, --id           File Id (*)
            --format       Download file in a specified format (needed for google docs)
        -s, --stdout       Write file content to stdout
            --force        Overwrite existing file
            --pop          Download latest file, and remove it from google drive
    folder:
        -t, --title        Folder to create (*)
        -p, --parent       Parent Id of the folder
            --share        Share created folder
    info:
        -i, --id           File Id (*)
            --bytes        Show size in bytes
    list:
        -m, --max          Max results
            --include-docs Include google docs in listing
        -t, --title        Title filter
        -q, --query        Query (see https://developers.google.com/drive/search-parameters)
        -s, --shared       Show shared status (Note: this will generate 1 http req per file)
        -n, --noheader     Do not show the header
            --bytes        Show size in bytes
    quota:
            --bytes        Show size in bytes
    share:
        -i, --id           File Id (*)
    unshare:
        -i, --id           File Id (*)
    upload:
        -f, --file         File or directory to upload (*)
        -s, --stdin        Use stdin as file content (*)
        -t, --title        Title to give uploaded file. Defaults to filename
        -p, --parent       Parent Id of the file
            --share        Share uploaded file
            --mimetype     The MIME type (default will try to figure it out)
            --convert      File will be converted to Google Docs format
        -C, --chunksize    Set chunk size in bytes. Minimum is 262144, default is 4194304. Recommended to be a power of two.
    url:
        -i, --id           File Id (*)
        -p, --preview      Generate preview url (default)
        -d, --download     Generate download url

Examples

List files
$ drive list
Id                             Title                     Size     Created
0B3X9GlR6EmbnenBYSFI4MzN0d2M   drive-freebsd-amd64       5 MB     2013-01-01 21:57:01
0B3X9GlR6EmbnOVRQN0t6RkxVQk0   drive-windows-amd64.exe   5 MB     2013-01-01 21:56:41
0B3X9GlR6Embnc1BtVVU1ZHp2UjQ   drive-linux-arm           4 MB     2013-01-01 21:57:23
0B3X9GlR6EmbnU0ZnbGV4dlk1T00   drive-linux-amd64         5 MB     2013-01-01 21:55:06
0B3X9GlR6EmbncTk1TXlMdjd1ODQ   drive-darwin-amd64        5 MB     2013-01-01 21:53:34
Upload file or directory
$ drive upload --file drive-linux-amd64
Id: 0B3X9GlR6EmbnU0ZnbGV4dlk1T00
Title: drive-linux-amd64
Size: 5 MB
Created: 2013-01-01 21:55:06
Modified: 2013-01-01 21:55:06
Owner: Petter Rasmussen
Md5sum: 334ad48f6e64646071f302275ce19a94
Shared: False
Uploaded 'drive-linux-amd64' at 510 KB/s, total 5 MB
Download file
$ drive download --id 0B3X9GlR6EmbnenBYSFI4MzN0d2M
Downloaded 'drive-freebsd-amd64' at 2 MB/s, total 5 MB
Download google doc as docx
$ drive download -i 1ooNQwHdIRNcm-boOU7RVH8mQKhoOJ8rgABWBXleytg0 --format docx
Downloaded 'testdoc.docx' at 4.3 KB/s, total 4.3 KB
Share a file
$ drive share --id 0B3X9GlR6EmbnOVRQN0t6RkxVQk0
File 'drive-windows-amd64.exe' is now readable by everyone @ https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B3X9GlR6EmbnOVRQN0t6RkxVQk0
Pipe content directly to your drive
$ echo "Hello World" | drive upload --stdin --title hello.txt
Id: 0B3X9GlR6EmbnVHlHZWZCZVJ4eGs
Title: hello.txt
Size: 12 B
Created: 2013-01-01 22:05:44
Modified: 2013-01-01 22:05:43
Owner: Petter Rasmussen
Md5sum: e59ff97941044f85df5297e1c302d260
Shared: False
Uploaded 'hello.txt' at 6 B/s, total 12 B
Print file to stdout
$ drive download --stdout --id 0B3X9GlR6EmbnVHlHZWZCZVJ4eGs
Hello World
Get file info
$ drive info --id 0B3X9GlR6EmbnVHlHZWZCZVJ4eGs
Id: 0B3X9GlR6EmbnVHlHZWZCZVJ4eGs
Title: hello.txt
Size: 12 B
Created: 2013-01-01 22:05:44
Modified: 2013-01-01 22:05:43
Owner: Petter Rasmussen
Md5sum: e59ff97941044f85df5297e1c302d260
Shared: False
Get a url to the file
$ drive url --id 0B3X9GlR6EmbnVHlHZWZCZVJ4eGs
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B3X9GlR6EmbnVHlHZWZCZVJ4eGs
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