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linux:google_drive [2016/10/06 10:35]
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 ====== Google drive on Linux ====== ====== Google drive on Linux ======
 It's strange, but true: Google doesn'​t provide an easy tool for Linux to integrate Google Drive. Even stranger considering Google uses Linux a lot for servers, as basis for Android, etc. It's strange, but true: Google doesn'​t provide an easy tool for Linux to integrate Google Drive. Even stranger considering Google uses Linux a lot for servers, as basis for Android, etc.
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-Sothe closest thing is probably ​to install ​launcher ​for the Google ​Drive app inside ​Google ​Chrome, to easily get to the web interface ​and manipulate ​your files there.+Luckilythere is a feature built in to the desktop to access Google Drive.  
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 +Open the ''​Online accounts''​ from the Gnome (or Cinnamon) settings. Easy to find if you run the Gnome desktop, but the end result works on most desktops, in which case you can run ''​gnome-control-center''​ and select ''​Online accounts''​ from there. There you can add a Google account.  
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 +You will be presented with a Google login screen, followed by screen that asks for the permissions needed to access your Google ​account.  
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 +Next, you can select which parts of Google ​synchronization you want. Not all of it will be useful in many caseseg the contacts and calendar synchronizations only seem to work with the ''​evolution''​ mail program, so if you use another program (or our webmail), you can skip these. 
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 +Once done, you will see a new entry in your file manager, ​and probably on your desktop (depending on which desktop and file manager you use, and what settings you have chosen for the desktop). 
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 +So far, this has been tested with Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate (file managers nautilus and nemo). 
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 +PS: the same "​online accounts"​ section can be used for many more online accounts, e.g. [[owncloud]] 
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 +For details, see [[https://​wiki.gnome.org/​Projects/​GnomeOnlineAccounts|Gnome Online Accounts]]
  
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