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Install unofficial Google Drive sync client GRive using apt-get


published June 5th, 2012 | categories: apt-get, nwlinux.us | all categories

GRive is an unofficial Google Drive sync client for Linux (Precise). Google has stated that they are working on the official sync client, but it has yet to appear in the wild. If you would like to start syncing your docs right away, add the following NW Linux software source to your /etc/apt/sources.list.

deb http://gdrive.nwlinux.us precise main

Once the NW Linux software repository is added, update your system and install GRive.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grive

Once installed, create a folder where you want your Google Drive data synced and execute grive -a in Terminal. Follow the instructions and provide access to your Google Accounts to GRive.

grant grive access to your files

configure grive

Grive does not automatically sync. In order to execute the sync process, execute grive in Terminal. As an alternative, you could configure a cron job to execute the command at a certain interval.


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