Separate web UI `rclone rcd` and `rclone copy` instances

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

On the documentation page, it is mentioned:

It is possible to separate the rclone and the GUI - see below for details.

However, after reading the rest of the page, it's still unclear how one can separate the web gui (aka rclone rcd) and another rclone command such as rclone copy.

Is it possible at all to have one long running instance for the web ui, and one (or more) ephemeral rclone instances with some information available through the web ui? Maybe a section is missing in this documentation page?

I can do a pull request if someone can help me figure this out here, thanks!

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

rclone v1.64.0-beta.7240.34195fd3e

  • os/version: alpine 3.18.3
  • os/kernel: 6.1.21-v7+ (armv7l)
  • os/type: linux
  • os/arch: arm (ARMv7 compatible)
  • go/version: go1.21.0
  • go/linking: static
  • 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 rcd --rc-web-gui --rc-addr ":5572" --rc-no-auth --rc-web-gui-no-open-browser -v
# and
rclone sync /data proton:directory -v

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

Not relevant

A log from the command with the -vv flag

Not relevant

It was experimental project from the start. It has not been actively managed for years.

But it seems there are now people willing to help with maintenance.

If you are interested you can join their discussion.

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