Copy file from url to my team drive not working :(


when i trying to copy file from URL to my gdrive is not working its giving me this error "didn't find section in config file"

this is what i am doing to copy URL to my gdrive
rclone copy Gdrive:/test

please help me i am noob here :frowning:

This error indicates that it can not resolve... a remote configuration

Which makes sense, because no such remote exists in your config presumably. I get the same error you do.
I've never tried to directly copy a HTTP link like this (are you sure this is a feature that exists? if so please link the docs for it). I know there exists a HTTP remote you can set up to pull files from HTTP - but that is geared more towards permanent setups. It would be cumbersome to set up a remote for a casual one-time dowload.

Actually, reading up on the HTTP remote backend

It looks like you can basically use this to pull files via HTTP from anywhere, so you would only need to configure the HTTP remote once, and then it would be good to go for all your casual one-time transfers later on.

Let me know if you need help setting that up or how to work the syntaxt. The basics are explained in the documentation though.

You need to use copyurl when you want to interact with a URL:

 rclone copyurl test.exe -vv
2019/08/18 13:55:03 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.48.0" starting with parameters ["rclone" "copyurl" "" "test.exe" "-vv"]
2019/08/18 13:55:03 DEBUG : Using config file from "/Users/textere/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
2019/08/18 13:55:04 INFO  :
Transferred:   	    1.501M / 1.501 MBytes, 100%, 1.068 MBytes/s, ETA 0s
Errors:                 0
Checks:                 0 / 0, -
Transferred:            1 / 1, 100%
Elapsed time:        1.4s

2019/08/18 13:55:04 DEBUG : 4 go routines active
2019/08/18 13:55:04 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.48.0" finishing with parameters ["rclone" "copyurl" "" "test.exe" "-vv"]

Nice shorthand to know about :slight_smile:

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