You can download our Insync 3 Headless/Server builds here.


To install Insync on your Linux machine, run sudo apt install ./[BUILD INSTALLER] or sudo yum install ./[BUILD INSTALLER]

To run Insync after installation: insync-headless start.

To add your account, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to (Google Drive), (OneDrive), or (Dropbox).

  2. Allow Insync access

  3. Copy the given code

  4. On your terminal, type in insync-headless account add -a [code] -c [cloud].

*With CODE as the code you’re given on step 4. The step above will always fail without -a [CODE].

You should be logged in by now! Welcome to Insync headless!

What's next? Assign your machine to your subscription by following this guide.

List of commands

Here are the app commands you’ll need. The main format when running commands is: insync-headless [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

To use the following basic commands, type insync-headless [command]. For example, insync-headless account.


  • --help to show this message and exit. All commands have a --help option which can be added after the command. For example, insync-headless account --help.


  • account to manage your accounts

  • changelog to view change log

  • config to manage app settings

  • conflict to resolve conflicts and set automatic resolution options

  • error to manage and resolve errors and items that require attention

  • export-option to manage the export option (for Google-format files)

  • get-proxy to manage current proxy settings

  • ignore-rules to manage rules for an account to ignore specific files from syncing

  • pause to pause syncing (for all accounts)

  • quit to quit the app

  • resume resume syncing (for all accounts)

  • selective-sync to selectively sync cloud files to local

  • set-proxy to set proxy settings.\

  • start to start Insync

  • status to get the overall app status, or per-file sync status.

Starting as root or as a regular user

We recommend starting up Insync-headless as a regular user. In case you prefer to start it as root, you need to add QTWEBENGINE_DISABLE_SANDBOX=1 before starting Insync 3 Headless.

To know more, go back here and look for the section on Insync 3 Headless.

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