acd_cli may be invoked as acd_cli or acdcli.

Most actions need the node cache to be initialized and up-to-date, so please run a sync. An ordinary sync will fetch the changes since the last sync or the full node list if the cache is empty. Partially syncing will only fetch the active contents of one folder, optionally recursively.

The following actions are built in

sync (s)            refresh node cache; prerequisite for many actions
psync               only refresh the contents of the specified folder
clear-cache (cc)    clear node cache [offline operation]

tree (t)            print directory tree [offline operation]
children (ls)       list a folder's children [offline operation]

find (f)            find nodes by name [offline operation] [case insensitive]
find-md5 (fm)       find files by MD5 hash [offline operation]
find-regex (fr)     find nodes by regular expression [offline operation] [case insensitive]

upload (ul)         file and directory upload to a remote destination
overwrite (ov)      overwrite file A [remote] with content of file B [local]
stream (st)         upload the standard input stream to a file
download (dl)       download a remote folder or file; will skip existing local files
cat                 output a file to the standard output stream

create (c, mkdir)   create folder using an absolute path

list-trash (lt)     list trashed nodes [offline operation]
trash (rm)          move node to trash
restore (re)        restore node from trash

move (mv)           move node A into folder B
rename (rn)         rename a node

resolve (rs)        resolve a path to a node ID [offline operation]

usage (u)           show drive usage data
quota (q)           show drive quota [raw JSON]
metadata (m)        print a node's metadata [raw JSON]

mount               mount the drive at a local directory
umount              unmount drive(s)

Please run acd_cli --help to get a current list of the available actions. A list of further arguments of an action and their order can be printed by calling acd_cli [action] --help.

Most node arguments may be specified as a 22 character ID or a UNIX-style path. Trashed nodes’ paths might not be able to be resolved correctly; use their ID instead.

There are more detailed instructions for sycing, file transfer actions, find actions and the FUSE module.

Logs will automatically be saved into the cache directory.

Global Flags/Parameters

--verbose (-v) and --debug (-d) will print additional messages to standard error.

--no-log (-nl) will disable the automatic logging feature that saves log files to the cache directory.

--color will set the coloring mode according to the specified argument (auto, never or always). Coloring is turned off by default; it is used for file/folder listings.

--check (-c) sets the start-up database integrity check mode. The default is to perform a full check. Setting the check to quick or none may speed up the initialization for large databases.

--utf (-u) will force the output to be encoded in UTF-8, regardless of the system’s settings.

Exit Status

When the script is done running, its exit status can be checked for flags. If no error occurs, the exit status will be 0. Possible flag values are:

flag value
general error 1
argument error 2
failed file transfer 8
upload timeout 16
hash mismatch 32
error creating folder 64
file size mismatch 128
cache outdated 256
remote duplicate 512
duplicate inode 1024
name collision 2048
error deleting source file 4096

If multiple errors occur, their respective flag values will be compounded into the exit status value by a binary OR operation. Because exit status values may not be larger than 255, flags 256 and above cannot be returned via exit status. A warning message will be displayed at the end of execution if those errors occurred.