Google Drive Client

General Information

Install the Google Drive Client (Grive2) using a PPA (personal packaging archive). This page has been updated to reflect the new Grive2 fork that uses the REST APIs.


  • Distro(s): Ubuntu/Mint

From a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install grive

Create local folder and get auth code

mkdir ~/googledrive
cd ~/googledrive
grive -a
  • Copy and paste the URL printed in the terminal to a web browser and give grive2 app permissions

Sync all local google drive folder anytime

cd ~/googledrive

Sync a subfolder only

cd ~/googledrive/docs
grive -s

  • linux_wiki/google_drive_client_ubuntu.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/05/25 23:50
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