Cli nextcloud client

** EDIT ** : that didn’t work. It only synchronizes on first launch, but then no synchro. The reason is that the source directory of lsyncd is a webdav share, and there is no kernel notification mechanisme available for these remote file systems (this includes samba shares, sshfs etc.). Any recommendation welcome.

Dear nc,

I was wondering if there was a nextcloud cli client and got this thread. I wasn’t satisfied with the given answers, so here’s how I ended up doing a realtime synchronization between a nextcloud web folder and a windows shared folder using webdav mount (on linux) and lsyncd for realtime synchronisation :

Ok my solution to this was to mount the nextcloud share via webdav and sync with a windows shared directory via lsyncd. Here’s a short how-to :

On the machine where you want to access the nextcloud share, where <user> and <password> are nextcloud credentials

$ apt-get install davfs2
$ mkdir /mnt/webdav-<user>

added following line to /etc/fstab :
https://mycloud.tld/remote.php/dav/files/<user>/ /mnt/webdav-<user> davfs user,rw 0 0

added following line to /etc/davfs2/secrets
/mnt/webdav-<user> <user> <password>

Test the mount

$ mount /mnt/webdav-<user>
/sbin/mount.davfs: warning: the server does not support locks
$ ls /mnt/webdav-<user>/
total 65M
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root    0 May 23 10:36 '1. INTRODUCTION'
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    0 May 23 08:16 '2. CERCLES'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  154 May 20 15:50 'a lire absolument.txt'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  12M May 16 14:54 'essai  seulement   CHANSON - JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE.webm'
drwx------ 2 root root    0 May 23 11:04  lost+found
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.8M May 21 13:44 'Mohamad - مراسلة تجمع جبهة المسقبل بشلغوم العيد--جاهزة.MP3'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    1 May 20 15:46
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root    0 May 21 17:27  RNAAMA-Vote2021
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4.7M Jul 14  2009 'Sleep Away.mp3'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  43M Jan 28  2019  test-chaouche-js-party-32.mp3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  13K Mar  4 14:13 'توقعات الأخبار لأيام الجمعة السبت و الأحد الاسبوعية1.docx'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.6M May 20 14:07 'مراسلة من إذاعة تيارت حول التجمع الشعبي- للأمين العام للتحالف الوطني الجمهوري.mp3'
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 542K May 20 12:15 'ومضة التشريعيات الطريق الى البرلمان ليلى.mp3'

Success. Now I can sync with the windows shared directory like this :

Add following line to /etc/fstab to mount the windows shared directory

// /mnt/ftp-echanges cifs uid=0,credentials=/root/DATA/smb.connect,iocharset=utf8,noperm 0 0

Add the necessary credentials to /root/DATA/smb.connect which supplied in the fstab line, in the fs options field.
Warning : the credential file must not have spaces between fields and values. So instead of

username = <user>
password = <password>
domain = <domain>

You need


Mount the shared directory :

$ mount /mnt/ftp-echanges

create /etc/lsyncd.conf and add a sync group :

sync {,
 source = /var/www/nextcloud/data/<user>/files/,
 target = /mnt/ftp-echanges/legislatives2021/

edit /etc/init.d/lsyncd to point to the new /etc/lsyncd.conf configuration file


restart lsyncd

$ service lsyncd restart

Done. Now we have realtime one-way synchronisation between nextcloud webdav share and the windows share (the windows share will at all times reflect what’s in the nextcloud share).