Command line cloud storage center Rclone 1.41 adds Mega and Public Links support

Rclone 1.41 includes support for Mega cloud storage service, public link support, option to obtain quota information remotely, and SharePoint cookie authentication for Webdav. Read on for more information.
Nowadays, everyone uses cloud storage services, which is one of the popular Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive, or self-hosted services such as ownCloud. Most cloud storage services provide free space, making it ideal for free backups. But for free solutions, space is limited, so some of us will end up using multiple such services.
Installing multiple cloud storage clients is not ideal (some don’t have Linux clients anyway), especially if all you need is automatic backup to the cloud. This is where Rclone appears. clone It is “rsync for cloud storage”. Not only can it synchronize files from the file system to the cloud (and vice versa), but it can also synchronize files from one cloud storage service to another.

Cloud storage services and functions supported by Rclone

Cloud storage services supported by Rclone:

  • Amazon Drive, Amazon S3
  • Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage
  • Drop box
  • Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure Blob storage
  • ownCloud
  • Yandex Disk
  • frame
  • Next sound
  • Digital Ocean Space
  • Openstack Switft
  • pCloud
  • Rackspace Cloud File
  • FTP, SFTP, WebDav
  • Complete list

Rclone features:

  • Always check if MD5/SHA1 hash has file integrity
  • Time stamp kept on file
  • Support partial synchronization based on the entire file
  • Copy mode only copies new/changed files
  • Synchronous (one-way) mode to make directories the same
  • Check the mode to check if the file hashes are equal
  • Can be synchronized with the network, such as two different cloud accounts
  • Optional encryption
  • Optional cache
  • Optional FUSE installation
  • Remote control (an experimental feature that allows --rc Flag to start an https server that can be used to remotely control rclone)
  • Text-based user interface (rclone ncdu remote:)

New features in Rclone 1.41

The latest Rclone 1.41 brings Mega support. To add your Mega account to Rclone, run:

rclone config

Select Mega and follow the instructions to add your Mega username and password to Rclone.
Another important change in Rclone 1.41 is the support for public links. Now you can create a public link to share files and folders.
To create (or retrieve existing links) public links to files, use:

rclone link remote:path/to/file


$ rclone link mega:wallpapers/abstract-wallpapers-9.jpg!qGwS0SSa!WrQv5gX2gkE5i1-IizFpexh78f0ciXWiEDgQLrOWhD4

The Rclone link function depends on the remote cloud storage service, so if the remote server does not support public links, this function will not work. Also, always create links with minimal constraints (so if you support remotely, the link will be created without expiration time, without password protection, and you can access the link without an account).
Another new command in the latest Rclone is about. This command obtains quota information from a remote cloud storage service. To get quota information, use:

rclone about remote:

This is an example:

$ rclone about mega:
Total:   50G
Used:    2.627M
Free:    49.997G

Other interesting changes in Rclone 1.41:

  • Webdav now supports SharePoint cookie authentication
  • Added new commands: hashsum (A universal tool that can be used for any hash to generate md5sum similar to the output)
  • lsd:Add to -R Mark and fix and update all documents ls command
  • ncdu (Command line interface): Added “Refresh” button- CTRL-L
  • Synchronization: execute --ignore-errors
  • Deduplication: Add the biggest function of deduplication
  • Add --local-no-check-updated Disable updated file checking
  • Refresh memory cache after closing
  • Caching: Integration with Plex Websocket
  • Fix crypt + obfuscate on Dropbox
  • Complete change log

Download Rclone

The download page includes binary files for Linux, Mac OS and BSD, as well as a general script for automatically downloading Rclone and making all settings.