I have been wanting to upgrade my laptop for a long while but have been putting off. Now my decision has somewhat been pushed. I’ll need to upgrade it to handle some of my work from the office and the software I need to use is really going to struggle on my current hardware.
Daily Archives: 11 Apr 2013
Grive & Fedora — Working
Grive is an open source command-line-based sync tool to synchronise a directory with your Google Drive. Grive is not in the Fedora repositories, although it is undergoing review for addition into the repositories.
In the meantime, if you want to use it, I’ve written a script that should pick the latest version from the russianfedora website. Bitbucket repository is here.
Direct link to script: here
Once you install the application, create a blank folder (this will be the sync folder), then run
to request an authentication URL. Go to that URL, log into Google if you need to, and you’ll get a response string you need to copy back into the console window. If the authentication was successful, Grive will sync your files into the folder. Each subsequent time you run Grive, it will download and/or upload files to/from your Google Drive.
There is only one limitation that I’m aware of. Documents created from within Google Drive won’t sync, but if you convert them to odt or doc files, they will sync.
An interesting use for Blender