We had discussed this topic so many times. However, I will give a small introduction about it.
As of now there is no official Google Drive Client for Linux and we need to use unofficial clients.
There are many applications available in Linux for Google Drive integration.Each application has came out with set of features.
We had written few articles about this in our website in the past.
Today also we are going to discuss about the same topic and the utility name is ODrive.
ODrive stands for Open Drive. It’s a GUI client for Google Drive which was written in electron framework.
It’s simple GUI which allow users to integrate the Google Drive with few steps.
How to Install & Setup ODrive on Linux?
Since the developer is offering the AppImage package and there is no difficulty for installing the ODrive on Linux.Simply download the latest ODrive AppImage package from developer github page using wget Command.
$ wget https://github.com/liberodark/ODrive/releases/download/0.1.3/odrive-0.1.3-x86_64.AppImage
You have to set executable file permission to the ODrive AppImage file.
$ chmod +x odrive-0.1.3-x86_64.AppImage
Simply run the following ODrive AppImage file to launch the ODrive GUI for further setup.
Once synchronizing is completed. It’s shows you that all the files that has been downloaded.
I have seen all the files were downloaded in the mentioned directory.
If you want to sync any new files from local system to Google Drive. Just start the
ODrive from the application menu but it won’t actually launch the application. But it will be running in the background that we can able to see by using the ps command.
$ ps -df | grep odrive
GUI is not loading after sync, and I’m not sure this functionality. I will check with the developer and will update this article based on his input.