How to enable the Insync Google Drive application menu in app indicators on XFCE

If you have insynchq.com Google Drive sync Application, you will find that upon start, it displays the icon in the app indicator area of the desktop menu bar. However, upon clicking the insync icon, it does nothing.

To overcome this, open a Linux terminal, and enter the following command: To stop insync: $ insync stop . . . → Read More: How to enable the Insync Google Drive application menu in app indicators on XFCE

How to use Google Drive in Linux with XFCE desktop or Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Never could understand why getting Google to give a Google Drive client for Linux is so hard. However, there are several solutions to this and the Gnome 3+ Desktop Environment offers a good way to access Google Online Accounts.

If you use XFCE desktop with Xubuntu, it makes no sense to download the whole Gnome . . . → Read More: How to use Google Drive in Linux with XFCE desktop or Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Fix google-drive-ocamlfuse not able to get token error

The google-drive-ocamlfuse not able to get token error appears when using google-drive-ocamlfuse access to google-drive-ocamlfuse application to Google Drive has been revoked or not granted.

If the above error appears, delete the .gdfuse folder and a new token will be generated when google-drive-ocamlfuse application is run again. Open the file manager and remove the folder . . . → Read More: Fix google-drive-ocamlfuse not able to get token error

Best free cloud storage service for data with Linux support

If you want good storage with great synchronization support for Linux, you can try any of the following cloud storage services for your data:

Dropbox (2 GB free) Copy.com (15 GB free) mega.co.nz (50 GB free) SpiderOak (2 GB free)

The above 3 are very popular and have Linux Synchronization clients that make it easy . . . → Read More: Best free cloud storage service for data with Linux support

How to open and use Google Drive in Linux using google-drive-ocamlfuse

Google has till date not released a Linux client for Google Drive. Result, we are dependent on 3rd party tools or applications to access Google Drive from Linux. There are a few solutions like:

Grive InSync google-drive-ocamlfuse

Of the above, InSync is a paid software available for about US$ 10, that solves all problems with . . . → Read More: How to open and use Google Drive in Linux using google-drive-ocamlfuse

Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

It’s been more than a while waiting for Google to come up with a Google Drive sync client for Linux. While the clients are available for Android, Windows, Mac and more, Linux does not have an ‘official’ Google Drive client.

If you need a PC application to synchronize files and folders between your computer and . . . → Read More: Use Grive to sync files or folders between the Linux computer and Google Drive

Install QuickOffice on your Android device and get 15 GB of Google Drive space

Google acquired QuickOffice. Now they are offering 15 GB of Google Drive space if you install QuickOffice on your android device. This lets you use Google’s Office products like Google Doc, Calc, etc and also gives you space on the cloud on Google Drive.

JStock to retrieve and view stock quotes online

jStock is a cross-platform stocks viewer and alerts utility written in Java. It allows you to set up a list of stocks, your stocks portfolio for multiple stock markets the world over. Earlier it used to use the Yahoo Stocks as a feed, but since that feed stopped retrieving many stocks, jStock now fetches the . . . → Read More: JStock to retrieve and view stock quotes online

How to split a large file in Linux using split command

At times, very large files need to be split into smaller fragments and then re-assembled. To split a file, open a terminal window in Linux and enter the following command: $ split -b 1000K largefile <enter>

where: largefile is the file to be split. 1000K means you want to split the file with each chunk . . . → Read More: How to split a large file in Linux using split command

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