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rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from a large variety of cloud providers, including Google Drive, Backblaze, and Amazon S4.


There is currently no candidate for installation in Alpine, but rclone is written in GO and comes as a single binary file that is easy to manually download and install.

Note: There is currently a script which auto-detects your appropriate binary and installs the latest version, but without modification it doesn't currently work on Alpine.

Download appropriate installation candidate, unzip, and enter into the directory:

curl -O https://downloads.rclone.org/rclone-current-linux-amd64.zip
unzip rclone-current-linux-amd64.zip
cd rclone-*-linux-amd64

Move the binary to /usr/bin and give it appropriate ownership and permissions:

sudo cp rclone /usr/bin/
sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/rclone
sudo chmod 755 /usr/bin/rclone

Install manpages:

sudo mkdir -p /usr/share/man/man1
sudo cp rclone.1 /usr/share/man/man1/
sudo makewhatis /usr/share/man


To configure rclone, use the rclone config command, following the prompts for your platform of choice:

rclone config