sudo apt-get install mono-runtime libmono-winforms2.0-cil mono-devel
Step 2 – Download GDocBackup
You want the GDocBackupCMD.zip file available here (there’s a Windows version, too!)
Step 3 – Unzip the zip file to your home directory (/home/username/gdoc)
and put files in your /home/username/gdoc folder
Step 4 – Make a data folder to store your googledocs
Step 5 – Switch to the gdoc folder
Step 6 – Customize the Command Line options to Run the GDocBackup
mono ./GDocBackupCMD.exe -mode=backup -bypassHttpsCertChecks -username=YourUsername -password=YourPassword -destDir=/home/username/gdoc/data/ -docF=pdf -sprsF=csv -presF=ppt -drawF=pdf
That’s pretty much it! Your files will start to download. My files are in process. My only concern is the password being sent over cleartext . And, of course, there are other ways to get a zipped file of your GoogleDocs.
You can see what the files/folders look like in general with this screenshot:
|Some folder titles have been pixelized/blurred.
One problem I see with this approach is that word processing documents get pulled down as PDFs rather than Word Docs or open document (ODF). I wonder if changing the option -docF=pdf
would work. The benefit is obviously that you’d be able to edit your Word documents using a free, open source program like AbiWord or LibreOffice.
Update: Apparently, changing -docF=pdf to –docF=odf does NOT work, but this option does:
The revised command would be as follows:
mono ./GDocBackupCMD.exe -mode=backup -bypassHttpsCertChecks -username=YourUsername -password=YourPassword -destDir=/home/username/gdoc/data/ -docF=doc -sprsF=csv -presF=ppt -drawF=pdf
Hoping this is helpful!
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