Cant open .conf file for writing

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Cant edit/save rclone configuration file

E212 Cant open the file for writing

from this guide, specifically:

  1. Edit the rclone config file to include the access key and secret access key. Make sure the region is correct!

sudo vi .config/rclone/rclone.conf

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)

rclone v1.36

Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)


Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)

wasabi / aws

The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

create / edit conf file. able to copy paste commands but then i can not save and close

sudo vi .config/rclone/rclone.conf

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = s3
provider = Wasabi
access_key_id = ???
secret_access_key = ???
region = us-west-1
endpoint =

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here

That guide has a snap version that's years old and not recommended to use.

You've not posted any type of error message but I'd guess you don't have a directory created that you saving to.

You need to make the directory before you try to save a file there.

Also, really wouldn't recommend using that guide as it's years old and seems dated.

May 2019, a year and some change

Feel free to use it as it already has you installing a version from April 2017 so I took some liberty in saying years rather than specifically adding up the years and months.

You need to make the directory ".config/rclone" so you can write a file there. As I had noted, the guide is not good as it misses steps.

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that version is many years old,
update here

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