[google drive]i want just copy files,not folder

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

i want just copy or move files,not folder,but i don't konw use which the flag

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)


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


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

google drive

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

rclone copy/move

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

Paste config here

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Paste  log here

who can help me please

For a file:

textere@seraphim ~ % rclone copy /etc/hosts GD: -vv
2020/07/18 07:19:07 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.52.0" starting with parameters ["rclone" "copy" "/etc/hosts" "GD:" "-vv"]
2020/07/18 07:19:07 DEBUG : Using config file from "/Users/textere/Documents/rclone.conf"
2020/07/18 07:19:07 DEBUG : fs cache: renaming cache item "/etc/hosts" to be canonical "/etc"
2020/07/18 07:19:07 DEBUG : GD: Loaded invalid token from config file - ignoring
2020/07/18 07:19:08 DEBUG : GD: Saved new token in config file
2020/07/18 07:19:08 DEBUG : hosts: Need to transfer - File not found at Destination
2020/07/18 07:19:09 DEBUG : hosts: MD5 = a3f51a033f988bc3c16d343ac53bb25f OK
2020/07/18 07:19:09 INFO  : hosts: Copied (new)
2020/07/18 07:19:09 INFO  :
Transferred:   	       213 / 213 Bytes, 100%, 171 Bytes/s, ETA 0s
Transferred:            1 / 1, 100%
Elapsed time:         1.2s

2020/07/18 07:19:09 DEBUG : 8 go routines active

may be i'm not talk clear enough,i mean's:
NOW google drvie AAA team disk:
i want move to BBB disk from AAA disk,like this:

rclone copy AAA:aa/aaa.txt BBB:
rclone copy AAA:B/bbb.mp4 BBB:
rclone copy AAA:C/cc/ccc/ccc.exe BBB:

are some examples.

Is there a tag like --file-only,can be like this:
rclone copy cg:{A} cg:{B} --file-only

or may be Through the filter method, only copy *.mp4 files, not including its parent folder

I think you are asking if rclone flattens directories? If that is the question, the answer is that it does not.

Is the filter method also not working? I only need *.mp4 files

Can you share an example of what you are trying to do and what isn't working with a filter as an example would be:

felix@gemini:~$ rclone ls GD: --include *.mkv --max-depth 1
1504953150 jellyfish-400-mbps-4k-uhd-hevc-10bit.mkv

$ rclone ls cgking:{A目录} --include *.mp4 --max-depth 2
zsh: no matches found: *.mp4

You need to put some quotes around those characters as that's a shell item.

rclone ls cgking:'{A目录}' --include *.mp4 --max-depth 2

rclone ls cgking:'{xxx}' --include *.mp4 --max-depth 2
zsh: no matches found: *.mp4

You aren't typing something correct or pasting it in right as you still have a shell / terminal issue:

felix@gemini:~$ rclone ls GD:'{A目录}' --include *.mp4 --max-depth 2
2020/07/18 08:20:35 ERROR : : error listing: directory not found
2020/07/18 08:20:35 Failed to ls with 2 errors: last error was: directory not found

rclone tree

├── FC2-PPV-1156621
│ ├── FC2-PPV-1156621_1.mp4
│ ├── FC2-PPV-1156621_2.mp4
│ ├── FC2-PPV-1156621_3.mp4
│ └── FC2-PPV-1156621_4.mp4
├── FC2-PPV-1279576
│ ├── FC2-PPV-1279576.mp4
│ └── FC2-PPV-1279576.mp4(副本)

That means it is not executing rclone at all and the shell is interpreting your command as you need quotes around a special character.

You are using zsh shell so you need to escape the * as well.

rclone ls GD:'{A目录}' --include '*.mp4' --max-depth 2

195997693 FC2PPV-1173583/FC2PPV-1173583-2.mp4
131474205 FC2PPV-1173583/FC2PPV-1173583-3.mp4
4798765069 FC2PPV-1205683/FC2PPV-1205683-1-.mp4
924175761 FC2PPV-1205683/FC2PPV-1205683-2.mp4
55272407 FC2PPV-1205683/uuv79.mp4
716975934 FC2PPV-1208393/FC2PPV-1208393.mp4
234183958 FC2-PPV-1279576/FC2-PPV-1279576.mp4
1272505113 FC2PPV-1113938/FC2PPV-1113938.mp4

In general, if you don't see rclone execute, it's usually a local item and not related to rclone as it's a shell item.

I thought of a good way:
"rclone lsjson --files-only
name=cat lsjaon.json | grep
fromid=cat lsjason.json | grep
for i in cat name ;do
rclone move $fromid toid; done"
Now I have 2 questions:

  1. How to export the result of rclone lsjson to a file;
  2. How to write the regular expression for extracting file name and id from rclone lsjson?
    can you help me?
    This script should solve the problem of folder expansion and can be used by many people

can you help me,thanks

I'd probably just use lsf:

felix@gemini:~$ rclone lsf GD: --max-depth 1 --files-only

and you could

felix@gemini:~$ rclone lsf GD: --max-depth 1 --files-only >> blah
felix@gemini:~$ cat blah

I don't use the json output so I'm not familiar with it.

You'd have to research a bit as I'm not sure offhand as it requires some testing and validation. I'm sure you can spend some time and figure it out.