Rclone serve without unnecessary directory listing

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

Rclone is generating unnecessary HTTP HEAD requests for all objects in a directory to list them, while requesting only a single object in that directory.

I can see all those "irrelevant" HEAD requests which negtively impact performance in nginx logs, i use, nginx as backend.

I am new to rclone, is there any flags or specific configuration to solve this issue? Any help appreciated.

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

rclone v1.60.1-DEV - os/version: raspbian 12.1

  • os/kernel: 6.1.21+ (armv6l) - os/type: linux
  • os/arch: arm - go/version: go1.19.4
  • go/linking: dynamic - go/tags: none

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


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

rclone cat test-http:/dir/0000.obj

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

type = http
url =

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

Paste  log here

Update your version as that's a very old version.

Post a debug log and capture the issue.

I also experience same issue with rclone version 1.64.2

I will run a debug log asap.

Thank you.

You can use

  --http-no-head                  Don't use HEAD requests

Read up on the consequences of that in the http backend docs

That solved my problem thank you!..

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