Thursday, October 25, 2012

How to Install Google drive Client Insync in Ubuntu / Debian Linux

Google Drive is everywhere you are—on the web, in your home, at the office and on the go. So wherever you are, your stuff is just...there. Ready to go, ready to share. Get started with 5 GB free.

Official clints are not available for linux.

 Insync  is an unofficial Google Drive client for Linux, is now available in a repository for Ubuntu and Debian user.

Debian-based distributions

Add Insync as a source
  1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add deb[DISTRIBUTION] [CODENAME] non-free
    Replace [DISTRIBUTION] with your Linux distro: ubuntu, debian
    Replace [CODENAME] with your Linux distro codename: for example Ubuntu 12.04 is precise  eg:
    deb precise non-free
  2. Run this in a terminal:
    $ wget -O - \
      | sudo apt-key add -
    $ sudo apt-get update
Ubuntu with Unity (the default desktop)
$ sudo apt-get install insync-beta-ubuntu
Gnome Shell
$ sudo apt-get install insync-beta-gnome

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