Rclone "Notice" disable when using just filesystem copies

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

When using rclone to copy files (e.g. from a network filesystem to a local drive) it gives a notice. While that's clearly benign in this case, it would be nice to be able to skip it (or create a valid empty rclone.conf)

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

rclone version
rclone v1.64.2
- os/version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 22H2 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 10.0.19045.3636 (x86_64)
- os/type: windows
- os/arch: amd64
- go/version: go1.21.3
- go/linking: static
- go/tags: cmount

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


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

C:\rclone>rclone copy "//tuckstore/kathy/My Documents" "d:/My Documents" --progress --drive-chunk-size 128M
2023/11/09 17:55:14 NOTICE: Config file "C:\\Users\\kasst\\AppData\\Roaming\\rclone\\rclone.conf" not found - using defaults

Please run 'rclone config redacted' and share the full output. If you get command not found, please make sure to update rclone.

2023/11/09 18:06:36 NOTICE: Config file "C:\\Users\\kasst\\AppData\\Roaming\\rclone\\rclone.conf" not found - using defaults
; empty config
### Double check the config for sensitive info before posting publicly

A log from the command that you were trying to run with the -vv flag

Not applicable

I think you could simply create empty rclone.conf file and this NOTICE will be gone.

On the other hand IMO it is not the best use case for rclone... As it does not support features like extended attributes etc. rsync is much better choice for mass local operations.

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I think this also works:

; intentionally left empty

--drive-chunk-size flag is for google drive. It does nothing in your case.

Rclone focus is cloud storage. Yes it works for local operations too - but there are many much better tools including provided by OS itself.

You can also use --config "" and rclone take that as a hint that you aren't using a config file.

Personally speaking I use rclone for media copying. I like having my data hashes checked, and I like being able to use rclone check after a transfer being a paranoid sort! Also -P is very cool. Also I like the taste of my own dog food :wink:

You can use the -M flag to copy with metadata which should copy xattrs too. Directories don't get preserved yet, but this is coming quite soon!


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