Failure to mount

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

failure to mount using mount command. other commands (lsd, rclone_browser etc) all run fine
the command hangs indefinitely:
rclone --log-file=/home/stuart/log --log-level=DEBUG mount onedrive_secret:misc /home/stuart/test

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

rclone v1.57.0

  • os/version: arch (64 bit)
  • os/kernel: 5.16.9-arch1-1 (x86_64)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: amd64
  • go/version: go1.17.5
  • go/linking: dynamic
  • go/tags: none

Are you on the latest version of rclone? You can validate by checking the version listed here: Rclone downloads
yes. v1.57 on arch linux

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

onedrive, google, mega
same problem with all of them

Paste command here
rclone --log-file=/home/stuart/log --log-level=DEBUG mount onedrive_secret:misc /home/stuart/test

Paste config here
type = mega
user =
pass =

type = dropbox
token =
client_id =
client_secret =

type = drive
client_id =
client_secret =
scope = drive
token =
root_folder_id =

type = crypt
remote = google:
filename_encryption = standard
directory_name_encryption = false
password =
password2 =

type = onedrive
token =
drive_type = personal
client_id =
client_secret =

type = crypt
remote = onedrive:
directory_name_encryption = false
password =
password2 =

A log from the command with the -vv flag

2022/02/21 12:33:06 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.57.0" starting with parameters ["rclone" "-vv" "mount" "onedrive_secret:misc" "/home/stuart/test"]
2022/02/21 12:33:06 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "onedrive_secret:misc"
2022/02/21 12:33:06 DEBUG : Using config file from "/home/stuart/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
2022/02/21 12:33:06 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "onedrive:n9cj1m4quj15t2l2hkv7dp42lc"
2022/02/21 12:33:08 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "onedrive:misc"
2022/02/21 12:33:10 INFO : Encrypted drive 'onedrive_secret:misc': poll-interval is not supported by this remote
2022/02/21 12:33:10 NOTICE: Encrypted drive 'onedrive_secret:misc': --vfs-cache-mode writes or full is recommended for this remote as it can't stream
2022/02/21 12:33:10 DEBUG : Encrypted drive 'onedrive_secret:misc': Mounting on "/home/stuart/test"
2022/02/21 12:33:10 DEBUG : : Root:
2022/02/21 12:33:10 DEBUG : : >Root: node=/, err=

I have investigated further and the problem is in dolphin.

The mount is successful and can be accessed except with dolphin, where access to the mounted directory is denied.

I would like to be able to use dolphin for my rclone mounts so help is appreciated.

Many thanks for your time.

Further investigation has revealed that this is a dolphin problem.

Using chrome as a file browser i can access the mounted directory fine.

I think I will be satisfied with that as dolphin devs do not have a stellar reputation for dealing with these types of issues.

That's normally what happens when you mount in rclone and it doesn't go into the background.

You need to use systemd and a service file to have it run in the back ground.

I have no idea about dolphin as it running as the same user as you ran the mount with?

If not, it needs --allow-other to see it as rclone is a fuse based mount.

many thanks for your suggestion. i will try it.

i was using the daemon option so it would go into the background, but it made no difference.

Is rclonefs still under development? does anyone know its status?

I am hoping it will be my solution to seeing rclone mounted files on dolphin.

What is rclonefs?

see link below for clonefs:

I guess I'm confused as that's an old item from 2016 and rclone is a fuse based program already.

The bottom line for me is that I want to see mounted files in dolphin. currently that does not work.

maybe it is a fuse/dolphin issue.

I can see rclone mounted files using chrome as a file manager. But dolphin does not let me see them.

Did you try with --allow-other? Does Dolphin run as another user?

BINGO !! you hit the jackpot.

now i can see the rclone files in dolphin.

many thanks for your help !

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