New dropbox mount is readonly

I mount dropbox in a folder, but when I try to open a file it complains that the file is read-only.

:~$ rclone version
rclone v1.53.1

  • os/arch: linux/amd64
  • go version: go1.15

:~$ uname -a
Linux Ubuntu1804 4.15.0-118-generic


I run the following command:

:~$ rclone -vv mount RolandDropbox:/ /home/roland/Dropbox/
2020/09/28 12:43:00 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.53.1" starting with parameters ["rclone" "-vv" "mount" "RolandDropbox:/" "/home/roland/Dropbox/"]
2020/09/28 12:43:00 DEBUG : Creating backend with remote "RolandDropbox:/"
2020/09/28 12:43:00 DEBUG : Using config file from "/home/roland/.config/rclone/rclone.conf"
2020/09/28 12:43:01 DEBUG : Dropbox root '': Using root namespace "19733211"
2020/09/28 12:43:01 DEBUG : fs cache: renaming cache item "RolandDropbox:/" to be canonical "RolandDropbox:"
2020/09/28 12:43:01 INFO  : Dropbox root '': poll-interval is not supported by this remote
2020/09/28 12:43:01 DEBUG : Dropbox root '': Mounting on "/home/roland/Dropbox/"
2020/09/28 12:43:01 DEBUG : : Root: 
2020/09/28 12:43:01 DEBUG : : >Root: node=/, err=<nil>

It never completes.

:~$ cat .config/rclone/rclone.conf 
type = dropbox
chunk_size = 10M
token = {"access_token":"<cut>","token_type":"bearer","expiry":"0001-01-01T00:00:00Z"}

I can mount dropbox using the GUI in the same folder, but the results is that the mount can't be written.

How does one mount dropbox (or any other service for that matter) as writable please?

I have managed to solve my problem:

rclone mount RolandDropbox:/ /home/roland/Dropbox/ -vv --vfs-cache-mode full --allow-other

Found the solution in

Of course I can now remove the -vv option.

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This is the key!

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