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Re: Google Drive
Re: Google Drive
Tue, 01 May 2012 10:14:25 -0700
Are there any free software packages that
provide functionality like DropBox or GoogleDrive?
Are there any companies that sell the utility
service of hosting that software, with
freedom-respecting terms of service and security
features such as optional encryption of stored
To me it seems like there *should* be lots and lots
of small businesses doing that at a modest, fair
price mark-up. And then lots of GNU software, including
Emacs, should support that functionality.
On Tue, 2012-05-01 at 10:02 -0700, chad wrote:
> On May 1, 2012, at 7:52 AM, Paul Michael Reilly wrote:
> > Has anyone started to add support to Emacs so that Google Drive can be
> > treated as a usable directory? Using dired on a development instance of
> > Emacs 24 yields the error message: "Format specifier doesn't match argument
> > type"
> > I have to confess that I love the concept of editing some files on my
> > desktop computer at home, grab my laptop and head to lunch at some local
> > spot with wifi and continue to work on my documents WITHOUT having to do
> > anything special, like use Tramp or a source controlled environment or
> > sshfs, etc. Of course, one has be aware of privacy settings so that you
> > either make the documents deliberately public, deliberately private or
> > something in between.
> I've been doing this for years with DropBox and no special effort, and I'm
> surprised that it doesn't Just Work in this case. I just set up Google Drive
> and it seems to work fine (well, except that most of the documents in it are
> useless inside emacs).
> Could you maybe give some more details or file a bug report?
Re: Google Drive, Paul Michael Reilly, 2012/05/01