Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, there is no official Google Drive Client for Linux, yet. However, there is a command-line interface client, called Grive, which copies all the files from your Google Drive into a directory and will upload all the new files created under that directory, on the Google Drive. The deleted files will be moved under a .trash folder or put in the Google Drive trash, in order to get recovered.
Recently, the Fan Club has created a GUI for Grive, called Grive-Tools, which is compatible with the following desktop environments: Unity, Mate, Gnome Classic and LXDE. The latest version is Grive-Tools 1.10, which has been recently released.
In this article I will show you how to install Grive-Tools 1.10 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 14 Nadia.
Because it is available via PPA, installing Grive-Tools 1.10 on the listed Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the grive-tools and grive package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thefanclub/grive-tools
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install grive-tools
Optional, to remove grive-tools, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove grive-tools
Or, you can also disable the PPA and restore all the pacakges that got updated via it to the version from the default repositories:
$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:thefanclub/grive-tools