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Command line tool for Amazon Cloud Drive.


From binary releases

Binary releases are created upon reaching a milestone and made available on Bintray. Download the version and architecture of your chosing, optionally verifying the signature and MD5 sums. Unzip the archive and you're ready to go. The acdcli executable (or acdcli.exe on Windows) is all you need to run, no external dependencies.

Verify the GPG signature (optional)

Download the acdcli_VERSION_SHA256SUMS.sig and acdcli_VERSION_SHA256SUMS files from Bintray (the following examples assume VERSION to be 0.1.0). The public key for the signature is available as ASCII-armored .asc file and as binary .gpg file.

You can either import the .asc file into your keyring and run:

% gpg --verify acdcli_0.1.0_SHA256SUMS.sig acdcli_0.1.0_SHA256SUMS

Or you can use the .gpg file directly as keyring and skip importing the key into your keyring:

% gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring 1FCE89F3.gpg --verify acdcli_0.1.0_SHA256SUMS.sig acdcli_0.1.0_SHA256SUMS

In both cases the result should be similar to the following:

gpg: Signature made Tue May 19 23:51:05 2015 CEST using RSA key ID 1FCE89F3
gpg: Good signature from "Serge Gebhardt <>"

From source

# clone this repo
% git clone

# get the right versions of dependencies (through gpm)
# optional, is part of the two next commands
% make updatedeps

# compile binaries for your current platform
% ACD_API_CLIENTID="your clientID" ACD_API_SECRET="your secret" make dev

# compile binaries for all supported platforms
% ACD_API_CLIENTID="your clientID" ACD_API_SECRET="your secret" make bin

The binaries will be released with API keys embedded and the tool ready to be used. But when building from source you will need to register an API client for the Amazon Cloud Drive to get a clientID and secret. You can do so here.

Note that invoking the line as written above will store your clientID and secret in your shell's history. It's safer to use a commandline-accessible password store (such as pass) and invoke the line as follows:

% ACD_API_CLIENTID=$(pass ApiKeys/acdcli/clientid) ACD_API_SECRET=$(pass ApiKeys/acdcli/secret) make bin

Make sure to setup pass and adjust the path to the password file.


Still work in progress. Focusing on read-only operations at first. See next section for planned features.


% acdcli help
usage: acdcli [--version] [--help] <command> [<args>]

Available commands are:
    auth       Authorizes access to your Amazon Cloud Drive account
    get        Download files
    info       Display a node's metadata
    ls         List files and folder in the root folder of the drive
    storage    Prints information on storage usage and quota
    version    Prints the acdcli version

Storage information, the forth and fifth columns are billable storage (displays zeroes in this example taken on an Umlimited Everything plan):

% acdcli storage
Quota (last calculated 1 second ago)
Size: 100TiB, Available: 100TiB, Used: 0%

Usage (last calculated now)
   Photos   31GiB  10,820      0B       0
    Video   56GiB     121      0B       0
      Doc  9.3MiB      40      0B       0
    Other   37GiB     361      0B       0
    Total  124GiB  11,342      0B       0

Listing items at the top-level folder:

% acdcli ls
      - Archives/
      - Backups/
      - Documents/
      - Pictures/
      - Shared/
      - Videos/
 700KiB example.jpg
 1.2MiB sample.doc

Listing items by specifying the folder (initial / is optional):

% acdcli ls /Documents/Samples
      - Subfolder/
 2.7KiB Lorem Ipsum.txt
  26KiB sample.jpg
  20MiB sample.mp4
    15B sample.txt

Listing a specific file (initial / is optional):

% acdcli ls /Documents/Samples/sample.mp4
  20MiB sample.mp4

Download a file to current directory:

% acdcli get /Documents/Samples/sample.jpg

Download a file to /tmp/some/folder (output directory must exist):

% acdcli get /Documents/Samples/sample.jpg /tmp/some/folder

Download a file to a local name (output directory must exist):

% acdcli get /Documents/Samples/sample.jpg /tmp/some/folder/downloaded.jpg

Display any node's metadata, works for files and folders. In case of a file, Amazon Cloud Drive might extract additional information.

% acdcli info /Documents/Samples/sample.mp4
    "id": "6wDU-sqpRXSWOq1zYYPM0A",
    "kind": "FILE",
    "version": 12,
    "labels": [],
    "contentProperties": {
        "contentDate": "1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z",
        "extension": "mp4",
        "size": 21069678,
        "video": {
            "rotate": 0,
            "bitrate": 1436830,
            "audioCodec": "aac",
            "creationDate": "1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z",
            "videoFrameRate": 25,
            "encoder": "Lavf53.24.2",
            "audioBitrate": 383869,
            "audioSampleRate": 48000,
            "audioChannelLayout": "5.1",
            "duration": 117.312,
            "videoBitrate": 1048652,
            "audioChannels": 6,
            "width": 1280,
            "height": 720,
            "videoCodec": "h264"
        "contentType": "video/mp4",
        "version": 1,
        "md5": "442a2dc932b8a4a26ca12b73e796507b"
    "createdDate": "2015-05-17T01:54:05.291Z",
    "createdBy": "CloudDriveWeb",
    "restricted": false,
    "modifiedDate": "2015-05-17T01:55:16.621Z",
    "name": "sample.mp4",
    "isShared": false,
    "properties": {
        "CloudDrive": {
            "Processing": "VIDEO_PROCESSED"
    "parents": [
    "status": "AVAILABLE"


% acdcli version
acdcli v0.1-dev (6c9065149252edcb9ff212296bc4b514e0bb12bb)
using go-acd v0.1

Planned features

Refer to the milestones and issues for more information on planned features.

The following is a rough list of milestones:

  • v0.1: read-only
  • v0.2: read-write
  • v1.0: caching and improvements
  • v1.1: encrypted folders
  • v1.2: FUSE filesystem
  • v1.3: multi-account


  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request

Credit where credit is due

acdcli uses code, ideas and inspiration from the following projects:

Thanks to the original authors for making their code available. Without their contributions to open source, acdcli would not have turned out the way it has.


Copyright (c) 2015 Serge Gebhardt. All rights reserved.

Use of this source code is governed by the ISC license that can be found in the LICENSE file.