What is the problem you are having with rclone?
I have trouble finding the right combination of commands and flags to perform the following task (if possible at all) . Yes I read all suggested posts.
- use in batchfile
- do not use config file, all should be on the fly
- the source is unencrypted
- the destination is crypted
- the password should be given as parameter
sync c:\source to d:\destinationcrypted using password XYZ
I want to run a batchfile from a USB drive that quickly syncs a local folder encrypted to the USB drive, but will ask for a password ( via SET /p, or better, interactively asked for by rclone) .
Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.
- os/version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 22H2 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 10.0.19045.3448 (x86_64)
- os/type: windows
- os/arch: amd64
- go/version: go1.21.1
- go/linking: static
- go/tags: cmount
Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)
none, local FS
The command you were trying to run (eg
rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)
I could imagine ( example only) :
rclone sync --crypt-password ABCDE c:\source c:\destinationcrypted
Alternatives looked at : use
rclone config create/update/delete but this would still create a config file.
Fallback : stick with config file, and update path and crypt password using
rclone config update
Please run 'rclone config redacted' and share the full output. If you get command not found, please make sure to update rclone.
no config file
A log from the command that you were trying to run with the
welcome to the forum,
no need for config file, can create an on-the-fly remote,
using connection strings, using environment variables, or using flags.
many, many examples in the forum,
rclone ls crypt:
rclone ls crypt:
Thank you, this is what I was looking for.
For those reading along that would be
export RCLONE_CONFIG_CRYPT_TYPE=crypt etc for Windows.
Really I could not find that searching for environmental variables
i re-edited my initial post, to include examples for both windows and linux
yeah, good point. now, i realize the examples are hard to find, as you need to know to search for
and then would find another example.
Now I only have one problem left : If I ask for a plaintext password to be typed in, how do I get it encoded to match the output of the regular rclone config?
For example : plaintext password = abcde
then i should set the environment variable to the crypted password
As far as I can see there is no backend command that does this, correct?
Reading Crypt I doubt it is possible at all what I want. My scenario should be portable, with no config stored on the USB disk.
- Plugin your USB disk
- Start batchfile
- Enter password/salt in plaintext
- Local FS is available as crypted remote.
- Start syncing or whatever.
So I do understand i need to obscure the plaintext
rclone obscure MYPASSWORD
But really I do not understand why I would need to apply the --crypt-password flag since obscure already crypts it, as from manual :
Obscuring them is done by encrypting them and writing them out in base64.
So I would expect : Get plaintext password -> obscure -> set as environment variable
Any subsequent rclone commands on the crypted remote would be ok since the env.var. is set.
So I would not need to apply the --crypt-password option, correct?
Or am I missing a conceptual step here.
correct, so now should do some testing...
Ok here we go (for windows)
TLDR : insert usb drive, run script, provide password, and do your rclone copy stuff
This file is init.cmd , it will
- ask for a password
- create a remote usbcrypt77: on folder x:\RCLONEBACK where x is the drive the script started from
- in order to keep the command window open, you should wrap it in lauchrclone.cmd (see bottom)
:: Ask for a password
set /p PASSW=Enter password:
:: Get the current drive for mapping the remote
:: Check if the RCLONEBACK directory exists
IF EXIST "%CURRENT_DRIVE%\RCLONEBACK" (
echo Directory RCLONEBACK exists.
) ELSE (
echo Directory RCLONEBACK does not exist, creating
:: clear if any
:: Set up the remote
:: Set path
:: Set password
FOR /F "tokens=* USEBACKQ" %%F IN (`rclone obscure %PASSW%`) DO SET RCLONE_CONFIG_%RCLONE_USBCRYP_NAME%_PASSWORD=%%F
prompt Rclone %RCLONE_USBCRYP_NAME%: mounted on %CURRENT_DRIVE%\RCLONEBACK $G
rclone size %RCLONE_USBCRYP_NAME%:
echo You may now use any rclone command, type exit to quit when done
echo Starting RCLONE wrapper
cmd /k init.cmd
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