Rclone 1.44 release

Rclone 1.44 has been released - find it here https://rclone.org/downloads/


  • rclone serve ftp to serve a remote over FTP
  • reworked command line help (no more lists of 100s of options! - use rclone help flags to see the options now.
  • settier to manage storage tiers (azure only for the moment - more coming) (thanks sandeepkru)

Major backend changes:

  • Google drive now supports importing documents.
  • The onedrive backend has been reworked to use Microsoft Graph which comes with many benefits (see the config walkthrough). However this means you will need to reauthenticate onedrive remotes with rclone config.

Welcome to our new maintainers:

  • Alex Chen @Cnly - onedrive backend maintainer
  • Sandeep Ummadi @sandeepkru - azureblob backend maintainer

Thank you to all the contributors to this release, those who contributed code (32 people!) or made issues or answered questions in the forum - your help is much appreciated!

v1.44 - 2018-10-15

  • New commands
    • serve ftp: Add ftp server (Antoine GIRARD)
    • settier: perform storage tier changes on supported remotes (sandeepkru)
  • New Features
    • Reworked command line help
      • Make default help less verbose (Nick Craig-Wood)
      • Split flags up into global and backend flags (Nick Craig-Wood)
      • Implement specialised help for flags and backends (Nick Craig-Wood)
      • Show URL of backend help page when starting config (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • stats: Long names now split in center (Joanna Marek)
    • Add --log-format flag for more control over log output (dcpu)
    • rc: Add support for OPTIONS and basic CORS (frenos)
    • stats: show FatalErrors and NoRetryErrors in stats (Cédric Connes)
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fix -P not ending with a new line (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • config: don’t create default config dir when user supplies --config (albertony)
    • Don’t print non-ASCII characters with --progress on windows (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • Correct logs for excluded items (ssaqua)
  • Mount
    • Remove EXPERIMENTAL tags (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • VFS
    • Fix race condition detected by serve ftp tests (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • Add vfs/poll-interval rc command (Fabian Möller)
    • Enable rename for nearly all remotes using server side Move or Copy (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • Reduce directory cache cleared by poll-interval (Fabian Möller)
    • Remove EXPERIMENTAL tags (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • Local
    • Skip bad symlinks in dir listing with -L enabled (Cédric Connes)
    • Preallocate files on Windows to reduce fragmentation (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • Preallocate files on linux with fallocate(2) (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • Cache
    • Add cache/fetch rc function (Fabian Möller)
    • Fix worker scale down (Fabian Möller)
    • Improve performance by not sending info requests for cached chunks (dcpu)
    • Fix error return value of cache/fetch rc method (Fabian Möller)
    • Documentation fix for cache-chunk-total-size (Anagh Kumar Baranwal)
    • Preserve leading / in wrapped remote path (Fabian Möller)
    • Add plex_insecure option to skip certificate validation (Fabian Möller)
    • Remove entries that no longer exist in the source (dcpu)
  • Crypt
    • Preserve leading / in wrapped remote path (Fabian Möller)
  • Alias
    • Fix handling of Windows network paths (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • Azure Blob
    • Add --azureblob-list-chunk parameter (Santiago Rodríguez)
    • Implemented settier command support on azureblob remote. (sandeepkru)
    • Work around SDK bug which causes errors for chunk-sized files (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • Box
    • Implement link sharing. (Sebastian Bünger)
  • Drive
    • Add --drive-import-formats - google docs can now be imported (Fabian Möller)
      • Rewrite mime type and extension handling (Fabian Möller)
      • Add document links (Fabian Möller)
      • Add support for multipart document extensions (Fabian Möller)
      • Add support for apps-script to json export (Fabian Möller)
      • Fix escaped chars in documents during list (Fabian Möller)
    • Add --drive-v2-download-min-size a workaround for slow downloads (Fabian Möller)
    • Improve directory notifications in ChangeNotify (Fabian Möller)
    • When listing team drives in config, continue on failure (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • FTP
    • Add a small pause after failed upload before deleting file (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • Google Cloud Storage
    • Fix service_account_file being ignored (Fabian Möller)
  • Jottacloud
    • Minor improvement in quota info (omit if unlimited) (albertony)
    • Add --fast-list support (albertony)
    • Add permanent delete support: --jottacloud-hard-delete (albertony)
    • Add link sharing support (albertony)
    • Fix handling of reserved characters. (Sebastian Bünger)
    • Fix socket leak on Object.Remove (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • Onedrive
    • Rework to support Microsoft Graph (Cnly)
      • NB this will require re-authenticating the remote
    • Removed upload cutoff and always do session uploads (Oliver Heyme)
    • Use single-part upload for empty files (Cnly)
    • Fix new fields not saved when editing old config (Alex Chen)
    • Fix sometimes special chars in filenames not replaced (Alex Chen)
    • Ignore OneNote files by default (Alex Chen)
    • Add link sharing support (jackyzy823)
  • S3
    • Use custom pacer, to retry operations when reasonable (Craig Miskell)
    • Use configured server-side-encryption and storace class options when calling CopyObject() (Paul Kohout)
    • Make --s3-v2-auth flag (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • Fix v2 auth on files with spaces (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • Union
    • Implement union backend which reads from multiple backends (Felix Brucker)
    • Implement optional interfaces (Move, DirMove, Copy etc) (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • Fix ChangeNotify to support multiple remotes (Fabian Möller)
    • Fix --backup-dir on union backend (Nick Craig-Wood)
  • WebDAV
    • Add another time format (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • Add a small pause after failed upload before deleting file (Nick Craig-Wood)
    • Add workaround for missing mtime (buergi)
    • Sharepoint: Renew cookies after 12hrs (Henning Surmeier)
  • Yandex
    • Remove redundant nil checks (teresy)

Ty for the update :slight_smile:

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–drive-v2-download-min-size Will help alot

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@ncw Whats the advantage/disadvantage using new union-remotes compared to UnionFS ?

@Ajki Check this previous post for the same question Advantage of new union remote?

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What’s the reason for changing the way special characters are displayed in Jottacloud? After upgrading to 1.44, all my file names with special characters in them (apostrophes etc.) changed into these weird-looking full-width characters, completely messing up my file paths in Plex, Sonarr, Radarr etc.

The new characters looks like ' instead of ’ or & instead of &.

Is this intended behavior?

Sorry about the change. Here is the background behind it

What happened is that we rationalised the characters which need to be replaced in this commit.

This was unfortunately and is slightly backwards incompatible as you’ve discovered. It means that if you uploaded files with an older version of rclone with +!&#%'~ in these will now be appearing as the unicode equivalents you’ve noticed.

However you should be able to rename the files to their proper names and all will be OK after that.

Apologies for the inconvenience - hopefully we won’t have to do that again.

@ncw what about fast upload to google drive, we can use the same --drive-v2-download-min-size=1 ???

No that only applies to downloads. I don’t think uploads are affected in the same way.

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