OneDrive on Linux (openSUSE Leap 42.2)

OneDrive on Linux

I tried at least three ways before I found a working way to install OneDrive on Linux (in my case openSUSE distro).

Well, I did it nevertheless, it just took me more time. The first thing I’d like to say is that none of this is my work, I just wanted to make it easier to find a way to install OneDrive on Linux. I’ll just summarise the way I did it  on Red Hat based distro (openSUSE) and I’ll add credits to the real author and a link to the original guide at the end, so you can see how to do it on Debian and Ubuntu.

STEP 1 – Install the dependencies:

sudo yum install libcurl-devel
sudo yum install sqlite-devel
curl -fsS | bash -s dmd

I used apt-get here instead of yum, it also worked, so it is up to your personal preferences (I was too lazy to go install yum) 😀

STEP 2 – Installation

git clone
cd onedrive
sudo make install

STEP 3 – Configuration (optional)

than onedrive will serve you a link you should copy to your web browser and login to OneDrive
after succesfull login copy the url from the address bar back to the terminal
cd ~/.config/onedrive
vi config

You can skip making the config file, but if you want OneDrive folder to be in in a different folder then it is by default (~/oneDrive) like I didn’t then you will have to make it and specify the path

The config file should look like this:

sync_dir = "~/OneDrive"
skip_file = ".*|~*"

sync_dir is the path where you want your files to be synced to and with the skip_file line you can specify which of the files/folders shouldn’t be synced on your computer

STEP 4 – Running OneDrive

After setting the config file, you can freely run OneDrive, here are some of the commands:

[ opens onedrive and synchronises new files and folder (it stays open in terminal) ]

onedrive --resync 
[ this should be used if you changed the sync_dir or if you need all synced files and folders to be rechecked and resynced ]

onedrive --monitor & 
[ this command opens onedrive and monitors for new or changed files on OneDrive, runs in the background as a process ]

To run OneDrive as a service:

systemctl --user enable onedrive
systemctl --user start onedrive

As I’ve said in the first paragraph, none of this is my work nor did I figure out the guide to install OneDrive on Linux, I’m just replicating it so it is easier to find. I have also elaborated on some things I found unclear when reading the guide there.

All credits go to Github user Skilion and his onedrive project you can find here

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