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Install the AWS CLI with virtualenv on Gentoo

First download virtualenv:

wget -O virtualenv-15.0.3.tar.gz https://github.com/pypa/virtualenv/archive/15.0.3.tar.gz

Extract virtualenv:

tar xvf virtualenv-15.0.3.tar.gz

Create the environment:

python3 virtualenv-15.0.3/virtualenv.py --system-site-packages ~/awscli-ve/

Alternatively, you can use the -p option to specify a version of Python other than the default:

python3 virtualenv-15.0.3/virtualenv.py --system-site-packages -p /usr/bin/python3.4 ~/awscli-ve

Activate your new virtual environment:

source ~/awscli-ve/bin/activate

Install the AWS CLI into your virtual environment:

(awscli-ve)~$ pip install --upgrade awscli

To exit your virtualenv:


Install OneDrive Free Client on Gentoo without Root Permission

OneDrive Free Client is “a complete tool to interact with OneDrive on Linux”.

Install the D language compiler:

curl -fsS https://dlang.org/install.sh | bash -s dmd

Run the full source command provided by the output of the above install script.

Download OneDrive Free Client’s source:

git clone https://github.com/skilion/onedrive.git

Change to the source directory:

cd onedrive

Use the following command to edit the prefix defined in Makefile:

sed -i 's|/usr/local|/home/username|g' Makefile

Compile and install OneDrive Free Client:

make && make install

Deactivate the source command:


Add ~/bin to your PATH so that you can run binaries in ~/bin without specifying the path. Ignore this step if you have performed it for a different program.

echo "PATH=\$HOME/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc

You can now run OneDrive Free Client with onedrive. To run it in the background, you can use:

screen -dmS onedrive onedrive -m

Run the following command to create a sync list, which let onedrive only syncs specific directories:

vi ~/.config/onedrive/sync_list

In sync_list (one directory per line):