Google Drive direct download of big files.


Keywords
Data Download, curl, gdown, google-apps, google-drive, python, wget
License
MIT
Install
pip install gdown==3.8.3

Documentation

gdown

Download a large file from Google Drive.


Description

Download a large file from Google Drive.
If you use curl/wget, it fails with a large file because of the security warning from Google Drive.

Installation

pip install gdown

Usage

From Command Line

$ # gdown [-h] [-V] [-O OUTPUT] [-q] [--id] url_or_id

$ # a large file (~400MB)
$ gdown https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B_NiLAzvehC9R2stRmQyM3ZiVjQ
$ # gdown --id 0B_NiLAzvehC9R2stRmQyM3ZiVjQ
$ md5sum pose_estimation_2d_chainermodel.pkl
587933c2c0adf335ebed0486c183541f

$ # a small file
$ gdown https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B9P1L--7Wd2vU3VUVlFnbTgtS2c
$ cat spam.txt
spam

$ # as an alternative to curl/wget
$ gdown https://httpbin.org/ip -O ip.json
$ cat ip.json
{
  "origin": "126.169.213.247"
}

$ # write stdout and pipe to extract
$ gdown https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B9P1L--7Wd2vNm9zMTJWOGxobkU -O - --quiet | tar zxvf -
$ ls 20150428_collected_images/

$ # it can handle urls created from [Share] -> [Copy Url] on Google Drive
$ gdown 'https://drive.google.com/a/jsk.imi.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp/uc?id=0B_NiLAzvehC9R2stRmQyM3ZiVjQ'

From Python

import gdown

url = 'https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B9P1L--7Wd2vU3VUVlFnbTgtS2c'
output = 'spam.txt'
gdown.download(url, output, quiet=False)

License

See LICENSE.