Grive2 – Google Drive client

Last Updated on July 25, 2023

Grive2 provides an independent open source implementation of Google Drive client for GNU/Linux. It uses Google Drive REST API to talk to the Google Drive service. The code is written in C++.

Grive2 simply downloads all the files in your Google Drive into the current directory. After you make some changes to the local files, run Grive2 again and it will upload your changes back to your Google Drive.

Grive2 is a fork of the original “Grive” Google Drive client with the support for the new Drive REST API and partial sync.

Features include:

  • Grive2 can do two-side synchronization between the Google Drive and local directory: it can download and upload changed files, create new directories, and move deleted files to trash.
  • Dry run: you can see what actions Grive2 wants to perform with your files without really performing them (–dry-run option).
  • You can select a single subdirectory to sync with ‘-s subdir’ option or you can exclude some files from sync with ‘–ignore <regexp>’ option. <regexp> has perl regexp
    syntax and is matched against local relative path inside synced root directory. Note that –ignore / -s value is remembered by Grive so call grive –ignore ” if you want to sync the whole root after syncing a single subdirectory.
  • Use multipart uploads (update metadata and contents at the same time) for improved performance & stability.
  • Automatic move/rename detection.
  • Option to exclude files by perl regexp.

Support: GitHub
Developer: Vitaliy Filippov, Nestal Wan, Matchman Green and contributors
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

Grive2 is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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