FUSE filesystem over Google Drive
google-drive-ocamlfuse is a FUSE filesystem for Google Drive, written in OCaml. It lets you mount your Google Drive on Linux.
Please be sure to have a look at the authorization page, to understand how the authorization process works, and to discover all the available options.
I've uploaded .deb packages for Ubuntu to my PPA. In order to to install it, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alessandro-strada/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-drive-ocamlfuse
New beta versions are available on this PPA. If you want to test them, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alessandro-strada/google-drive-ocamlfuse-beta sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-drive-ocamlfuse
For other installation options, please refer to the wiki.
To build the executable, run
dune build @install
To install it, run (as root, if your user doesn't have enough privileges)
To uninstall anything that was previously installed, execute
The first time, you can run
This command will create the default application directory (
~/.gdfuse/default), containing the configuration file
config(see the wiki page for more details about configuration). And it will start a web browser to obtain authorization to access your Google Drive. This will let you modify default configuration before mounting the filesystem.
Then you can choose a local directory to mount your Google Drive (e.g.:
Create the mount point, if it doesn't exists:
Then you can mount the filesystem (replacing [mountpoint] with the name of your desired folder):
If you have more than one account, you can run:
google-drive-ocamlfuse -label label [mountpoint]
labelto distinguish different accounts. The program will use the directory
~/.gdfuse/labelto host configuration, application state, and file cache. No file is shared among different accounts, so you can have a different configuration for each one.
To unmount the filesystem, issue this command:
fusermount -u mountpoint
This application is still under testing, so there are probably bugs to discover and fix. To be extra sure, if you want, you can mount the filesystem in read-only mode, modifying the configuration (see the documentation), to avoid any write attempt to the server. Anyway, the
rmcommand will simply trash your file, so you should always be able to rollback any changes. If you have problems, you can turn on debug logging:
google-drive-ocamlfuse -debug mountpoint
~/.gdfuse/defaultyou can find
curl.logthat will track every request to the Google Drive API, and
gdfuse.logthat will log FUSE operations and cache management. If something goes wrong, you can try clearing the cache, with this command:
If something still doesn't work, try starting from scratch removing everything in
~/.gdfuse/default. In this case you will need to reauthorize the application.
Note that in order to reduce latency, the application will query the server and check for changes only every 60 seconds (configurable). So, if you make a change to your documents (server side), you won't see it immediately in the mounted filesystem.
Note also that Google Documents will be exported read-only.
If you have questions, suggestions or want to report a problem, you may want to open an issue on github.