downloading folders from google drive.

I wanted to download some course material on RL shared by the author via Google drive using the command line. 

I got a bunch of stuff using wget a folder in google drive was a challenge. I looked it up in SO which gave me a hint but no solution.

I installed gdown using pip and then used:

gdown --folder --continue

if there are more than 50 files you need to use --remaining-ok and only get the first 50.

In such a case its best to download using the folder using the UI and decompress locally.

Decompressing from the command line created errors related to unicode but using the mac UI I decompressed without a glitch.


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