Ubuntu – Is there a Google Drive client available

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I'd like to install a Google Drive client for Xubuntu (12.04).

I'm getting non-English Google results, and I didn't find grive in the Xubuntu repositories.

Does anyone know of a client that works well for Ubuntu or it's supported derivates (or installation instructions for grive?)

Best Answer

  • For Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.10

    Apparently grive exists on a ppa - I installed it and it works reasonably well. This is preferable in my opinion over the google-docs-fs solution, since that doesn't put your files permanently on your drive, and grive does. Also, grive isn't a commercial venture like InSync - which is described as "free during beta".

    The PPA for grive can be found on webupd8's site using these instructions:

    Grive: Open Source Google Drive Client For Linux ~ Web Upd8: Ubuntu / Linux blog

    One limitation that the current version of grive has is that it doesn't automatically sync your drive directory. But I found this blog post describing a script to fix this and make grive sync whenever a file in the drive directory is changed.

    (This answer is originally based on @uri's comment, which has since disappeared)

    EDIT: grive is now officially dead, but grive2 is a fork of the original version with some improvements.