Yandex.Disk is a cloud service that allows you to store files on the servers of Yandex. In other words, it's cloud storage. By default, you are given 10 GB of free space, which can be expanded to 20 GB or more. Yandex Disk is available for installation on almost all operating systems, including Linux.

In this article we will look at how to quickly install Yandex Disk on Linux. We'll walk through all the steps using the Ubuntu example.

Install Yandex Disk in Ubuntu

  1. Open the Terminal, for this use the hotkeys Ctrl + Alt + T.
  2. Copy and paste the following command into the Terminal:
    echo "deb stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yandex-disk.list > /dev/null && wget -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y yandex-disk
    Hit Enter. Wait for a installation to complete.
    Install Yandex Disk via Terminal
  3. With these simple steps, we installed Yandex Disk. Now you need to configure it, and, if desired, install the GUI for more convenient use of Yandex Disk.

First launch and setup Yandex Disk in Ubuntu

When all the necessary components are installed, you can proceed to the first launch of Yandex.Disk and the procedure for its configuration.

  1. To setup Yandex Disk, enter the following command:
    yandex-disk setup

    During setup, you need to enter your Yandex account login and password, select a folder for file synchronization, and allow autorun.

    Setting up Yandex Disk using the terminal
  2. After completing the setup, Yandex.Disk will start automatically.

    In any other cases, you can use the command to start:

    yandex-disk start

Install Panel indicator (GUI) for Yandex Disk

It's not always convenient to launch and configure Yandex.Disk via the terminal, so we can install a graphical indicator.

  1. Open a terminal and paste the following command:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:slytomcat/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install yd-tools
    Install Yandex Disk indicator in Ubuntu
  2. You can start the indicator through the icon that will be added to the menu after the installation procedure is completed.
    Launch Yandex Disk indicator in Ubuntu via the menu
  3. Done. Now you can fully use Yandex Disk.
    Panel indicator (GUI) for Yandex Disk
To work with the Yandex Disk client, you can use the following commands and parameters.

Above, we discussed the three steps of installing and configuring Yandex.Disk in Ubuntu. As you can see, there is nothing complicated about the installation. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments.