Grive – Open Source Ubuntu GoogleDrive Client

27. October 2012 SysAdmin 0

Grive is available via WebUpd8 ppa for Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04, 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04  versions.

– Run the below commands from a ubuntu Terminal

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install grive“`

–   After installation Create a folder and sync the GoogleDirve to that folder.

[email protected]:~$ mkdir GoogleDrive

[email protected]:~$ cd GoogleDrive/“`

– For the first time you have to use “-a” option to create the authentication URL.

`[email protected]:~/GoogleDrive$ grive -a`


– Copy the Generated URL in the browser and proceed with the Authentication. Copy the Auth code Generated and paste it in the terminal. Now all your Google Drive data will be synced to the ~/GoogleDrive folder which is located in your Home folder.
– Use the below command from a terminal to sync the google drive data to your ubuntu PC each time.

`cd ~/GoogleDrive && grive`


– Screenshot

[![]( “Grive”)](

That’s it. Any issues, Please comment. ![:)](

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