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Download Files from Google Drive/Docs Programmatically with R

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Download Files from Google Drive/Docs Programmatically with R

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Following up my last post on how to download files from the cloud with R...

dl_from_GoogleD <- function(output, key, format) {
 
## Arguments:
## output = output file name
## key = Google document key
## format = output format (pdf, rtf, doc, txt..)
## Note: File must be shareable!
 
                        require(RCurl)
                        bin <- getBinaryURL(paste0("https://docs.google.com/document/d/", key, "/export?format=", format),
                                            ssl.verifypeer = FALSE)
                        con <- file(output, open = "wb")
                        writeBin(bin, con)
                        close(con)
                        message(noquote(paste(output, "read into", getwd())))                        
                        }
 
 
# Example:
dl_from_GoogleD(output = "dl_test.pdf", 
                key = "1DdauvkcVm5XtRBkQIv1na8PeLAwpCBdW8pALCFpRWeM",
                format = "pdf")
shell.exec("dl_test.pdf")

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