grive(1) a Google Drive (online storage service) client.


grive [options]



allows the synchronization of all your files on the cloud with a directory of your choice and the upload of new files to Google Drive.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNU info(1) format; see below.


-a, --auth

Requests authorization token from Google and sync to current directory.

-d, --debug

Enable debug level messages (implies -V).


Only detects which files are needed for download or upload without doing it.

-f, --force

Forces grive to always download a file from Google Drive instead uploading it.

-h, --help

Show the help message.


set FILENAME as log output location instead standard output.


José Luís Segura Lucas <[email protected]>

Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.


Copyright © 2012 José Luís Segura Lucas

This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by others).

Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.