The Google Drive to Linux bridge is here !! All I need is a littletoken to cross.

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Ramon F Herrera, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Folks,

    We Linux users do no have to wait forever. CyberDuck (*duck* for us
    Linus fanbois on a first name basis) is here:

    See the help in the attachment below.

    Google Cloud Storage

    I presume that "Google Cloud Storage" applies to the commercial and the
    freebie Google Drive?

    The only question is this:

    Exactly what should I type? I have a free, plain vanilla Google Drive
    account. How do I determine its [container] and [key]?


    Ramon F Herrera, Apr 3, 2015
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  2. I would like to share what I have.

    (a) A freebie Google Drive account. Don't have the slightest idea how to
    access it yet. See here:

    (b) I got a Google developer account, free for 30 days, must provide
    credit card number. I have made more progress on that front:

    After you download and install the Google Storage Utility ("gsutil" for
    Linux, just Python stuff, nothing native):

    % gsutil config //(at this point you *must* have the BILLING option done).

    Then you create and see your own "buckets" with the "mb" option.

    % gsutil mb gs://dogs // Fails, somebody already created that one
    % gsutil mb gs://usa // Fails
    % gsutil mb gs://venezuela // succeeds, as usual I am the first from
    that God forsaken country
    % gsutil mb gs://ramon // Succeeds - My namesakes are eating my dust

    % gsutil -l // displays only your buckets

    Ramon F Herrera, Apr 3, 2015
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  3. I found more info with this command:

    % gsutil ls -L gs://

    Ramon F Herrera, Apr 3, 2015
  4. Well, well, well... The darn thing has a Un*x look & feel:

    % gsutil cp grive-0.3.0-1.el6.xz.x86_64.rpm gs://ramon

    Copying plain files back & forth is a breeze. I don't even need grive or
    duck !!

    HOWEVER, at this point I am using my *paid* (free for 30 days) account,
    and what I really need to access is my free Google Drive files.

    Ramon F Herrera, Apr 4, 2015
  5. That was too good to be true. In fact, CyberDuck *used* to support
    Google Drive but in all their magnificent wisdom, they decided to drop
    it. Their excuse is "spring cleaning" and are asking we users to beg
    (demand, request, woo, entice, same thing) for them to bring it back.

    They only support Google Cloud Storage, which is a funny decision:

    - Both gsutil and *duck* support Google Cloud Storage (and then again,
    paid GCS)

    - None of them support Google Drive.

    So they are after the same tiny market, while abandoning the huge one.


    Ramon F Herrera, Apr 4, 2015
  6. Ramon F Herrera

    Slimer Guest

    Since you're from Venezuela, you have no interest in supporting the
    American machine. Therefore, using Google is a bad idea anyway. You
    should set up ownCloud and run your own server.
    Slimer, Apr 4, 2015
  7. You are making a very common mistake, esteemed Slimer. You are confusing
    me with my cousin, Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, who works in Washington, DC.

    For reasons that should be obvious (see his picture below), Bernardo is
    not exactly the most welcome relative at the Herrera family gatherings.

    Notice my forum signature, and check out what I and the Venezuelan
    opposition distributed widely when the cancer of El Bastardo was known,
    and specially during the national celebration after his death:


    Proud Member of the US Chamber of Commerce (regular and Hispanic)
    So quit calling me commie, will ya'?
    Entrepreneur, Small Business Owner
    100% Supporter of the position on immigration being
    lobbied and led by The US Chamber of Commerce

    Developer of Systems with Linux on the server side and Windows/Mac on
    the client side, the way I was taught at MIT.
    Ramon F Herrera, Apr 5, 2015
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