Google Drive Client For Linux

Finally, Google Drive Client for Linux released. But publisher is not Google! That’s not suprise for me. There is no Google Talk client for Linux for long years that’s published from Google. Also Picasa is starting with Wine. There is so many Google’s product that are not running on Linux.

Thankfully, there is such thing as Open Source. Some contributors developed Google Drive Client for Linux that named grive. They uses oAuth. And because of client is open source and uses oAuth, we can use it without thinking of security.

Here is web page for grive:
Github page:

How to install on Ubuntu:


grive can’t run as a service for now. They said we will do that :) Until they do, you can use crontab for running just like a service.

crontab -e

Add following code to end of crontab file.

0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55 * * * * cd ~/grive;grive

You can change minutes, if you want.

Thanks to ne gerek var ki from for this trick.

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