Run rclone listening to remote control commands only.
This runs rclone so that it only listens to remote control commands.
This is useful if you are controlling rclone via the rc API.
If you pass in a path to a directory, rclone will serve that directory for GET requests on the URL passed in. It will also open the URL in the browser when rclone is run.
See the rc documentation for more info on the rc flags.
--rc-addr to specify which IP address and port the server should
listen on, eg
--rc-addr 184.108.40.206:8000 or
--rc-addr :8080 to listen to all
IPs. By default it only listens on localhost. You can use port
:0 to let the OS choose an available port.
If you set
--rc-addr to listen on a public or LAN accessible IP address
then using Authentication is advised - see the next section for info.
You can use a unix socket by setting the url to
or just by using an absolute path name. Note that unix sockets bypass the
authentication - this is expected to be done with file system permissions.
--rc-addr may be repeated to listen on multiple IPs/ports/sockets.
--rc-server-write-timeout can be used to
control the timeouts on the server. Note that this is the total time
for a transfer.
--rc-max-header-bytes controls the maximum number of bytes the server will
accept in the HTTP header.
--rc-baseurl controls the URL prefix that rclone serves from. By default
rclone will serve from the root. If you used
--rc-baseurl "/rclone" then
rclone would serve from a URL starting with "/rclone/". This is
useful if you wish to proxy rclone serve. Rclone automatically
inserts leading and trailing "/" on
--rc-baseurl "/rclone" and
--rc-baseurl "/rclone/" are all treated
By default this will serve over http. If you want you can serve over
https. You will need to supply the
If you wish to do client side certificate validation then you will need to
--rc-cert should be a either a PEM encoded certificate or a concatenation
of that with the CA certificate.
--krc-ey should be the PEM encoded
private key and
--rc-client-ca should be the PEM encoded client
certificate authority certificate.
--rc-min-tls-version is minimum TLS version that is acceptable. Valid values are "tls1.0", "tls1.1", "tls1.2" and "tls1.3" (default "tls1.0").
--rc-template allows a user to specify a custom markup template for HTTP
and WebDAV serve functions. The server exports the following markup
to be used within the template to server pages:
|.Name||The full path of a file/directory.|
|.Title||Directory listing of .Name|
|.Sort||The current sort used. This is changeable via ?sort= parameter|
|Sort Options: namedirfirst,name,size,time (default namedirfirst)|
|.Order||The current ordering used. This is changeable via ?order= parameter|
|Order Options: asc,desc (default asc)|
|.Breadcrumb||Allows for creating a relative navigation|
|-- .Link||The relative to the root link of the Text.|
|-- .Text||The Name of the directory.|
|.Entries||Information about a specific file/directory.|
|-- .URL||The 'url' of an entry.|
|-- .Leaf||Currently same as 'URL' but intended to be 'just' the name.|
|-- .IsDir||Boolean for if an entry is a directory or not.|
|-- .Size||Size in Bytes of the entry.|
|-- .ModTime||The UTC timestamp of an entry.|
By default this will serve files without needing a login.
You can either use an htpasswd file which can take lots of users, or
set a single username and password with the
--rc-htpasswd /path/to/htpasswd to provide an htpasswd file. This is
in standard apache format and supports MD5, SHA1 and BCrypt for basic
authentication. Bcrypt is recommended.
To create an htpasswd file:
touch htpasswd htpasswd -B htpasswd user htpasswd -B htpasswd anotherUser
The password file can be updated while rclone is running.
--rc-realm to set the authentication realm.
--rc-salt to change the password hashing salt from the default.
rclone rcd <path to files to serve>* [flags]
-h, --help help for rcd
See the global flags page for global options not listed here.