How-to Getting-Started with Google Drive on Debian 10 Buster Linux Easy Guide

April 20th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Install Google Drive Client for Debian Linux

Hello Debian User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Getting-Started with Google Drive Docs Sync Client on Debian 10 Buster GNU/Linux 32/64-bit Gnome/Xfce/Lxde/Mate/Cinnamon/KDE Desktop.

Google Drive Features:

  • Powerful Search: Recognizing Objects in Images and Text in Scanned Docs!
  • View Anything: View Over 31 File Types right in Your Browser.
  • Work Offline: You can turn on Google Drive Offline to Create and Edit.
  • Chat, Discuss & Mentions: Add a “+” in front of an email address in a comment and Drive will send them an email so they know to follow up.
  • Go back in time with Revision History: Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides automatically save and track every change you make, forever.
Install Google Drive Client for Debian Linux - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    Start Typing ‘term’ on Desktop.
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Google Drive Client for Debian Linux -  Kde5 Open  Terminal
  2. How-to Install Google Drive Client for Debian

    Google Drive OcamlFuse Installation
  3. Authenticate google-drive-ocamlfuse with your Google account
    By simply running:


    And then following the Instructions on Browser:
     - Google Auth 1
     - Google Auth 2

  4. Create a New Directory
    Where you want the Google Drive to be mounted:

    mkdir ~/gdrive

    This create a new gdrive directory in your home directory.

  5. Check if Tool is in the Path

    which google-drive-ocamlfuse

    If not then:

    echo "export PATH=/home/[MYUSER]/.opam/system/bin:$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc

    Then to refresh the Path:

  6. Mount Google Drive

    google-drive-ocamlfuse ~/gdrive
  7. On Non Gnome Desktops Install Nautilus

    sudo apt install nautilus
  8. Then You can Access Stuff also from the Nautilus File Manager

     - Nautilus Google Drive
  9. To Mount Google Drive on System StartUp

    echo "/home/[MYUSER]/.opam/system/bin/google-drive-ocamlfuse \
    ~/gdrive" >> ~/.bash_profile

    It will Append the Command into the .bash_profile File…

  10. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Debian: SetUp Chrome on Debian.

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