The original upstream project is http://code.google.com/p/fuse-for-google-docs/ (so far all changes have ben accepted upstream).

Setup and installation

  1. get gd_sync.py (either from hg or pull down with wget),
  2. get http://gdata-python-client.googlecode.com/files/gdata-2.0.16.zip

Extract gdata-*.zip, either install (via setup) or put gd_sync.py in a place where gdata and atom are located.

Then in a termal where you can enter in a password issue:

python gd_sync.py --email='google_account_email_address' --local_path=somedir --sync_down  --filter_id=0B9EgGumkJaabSE9TaEdFbVVBSlU


  • google_account_email_address, e.g. fred@gmail.com
  • somedir is a directory to dump into

0B9EgGumkJaabSE9TaEdFbVVBSlU happens to be the temporary GCW0 opk folder id (https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B9EgGumkJaabSE9TaEdFbVVBSlU/edit), for this to work this folder needs to be added to your Google Drive.

You will be prompted for your Google account password (if you use two factor auth you need an application password), once the correct password is given a security token file .gdfs_token is created so you no longer need to enter in a password. Do NOT share this token file!

Once this is done once, this can be but into a shell script and there is no need for terminal access.

NOTE GCW0 Python is missing time.tzset (which is possible to deal with) but it also lacks HTTPS (i.e. encyption) support which means this won't run under OpenDingux due to missing ssl module.


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