Converts various representations of Google Drive files into a dribble, the object used by googledrive to hold Drive file metadata. Files can be specified via

  • File path. File name is an important special case.

  • File id. Mark with as_id() to distinguish from file path.

  • Data frame or dribble. Once you've successfully used googledrive to identify the files of interest, you'll have a dribble. Pass it into downstream functions.

  • List representing Files resource objects. Mostly for internal use.

This is a generic function.

For maximum clarity, get your files into a dribble (or capture file id) as early as possible. When specifying via path, it's best to include the trailing slash when you're targetting a folder. If you want the folder foo, say foo/, not foo.

Some functions, such as drive_cp(), drive_mkdir(), drive_mv(), and drive_upload(), can accept the new file or folder name as the last part of path, when name is not given. But if you say a/b/c (no trailing slash) and a folder a/b/c/ already exists, it's unclear what you want. A file named c in a/b/ or a file with default name in a/b/c/? You get an error and must make your intent clear.

as_dribble(x, ...)



A vector of Drive file paths, a vector of file ids marked with as_id(), a list of Files Resource objects, or a suitable data frame.


Other arguments passed down to methods. (Not used.)


## specify the path

## specify the file id (substitute one of your own!)
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