Getting started

Installing the program

To install the client automatically, use the command for quick package installation.

Example of quick .deb package installation
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

To install the client manually, download the appropriate version of the package from the corresponding link below.

Package format 32-bit 64-bit
.deb (Ubuntu, Debian) yandex-disk_latest_i386 yandex-disk_latest_amd64
.rpm (Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS) yandex-disk-latest.i386 yandex-disk-latest.x86_64
Attention. By downloading the software, you agree to the terms of the License Agreement.
Example of installation using the dpkg package manager
# dpkg -i yandex-disk_0.1.0.103_i386.deb
Note. The repository is automatically installed at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yandex.list
Example of installation using the rpm package manager
# rpm -ivh yandex-disk-
Note. The repository is automatically installed to /etc/yum.repos.d/yandex.repo

You can also add the repository containing the yandex-disk package to the list of available package manager repositories and install the package using the apt-get or yum utilities.

Installation using apt-get
Attention. Save a copy of the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yandex.list before making changes to it.
# apt-key add YANDEX-DISK-KEY.GPG
# echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/yandex-disk.list
# apt-get update
# apt-get install yandex-disk
Installation using yum
# nano /etc/yum.repos.d/yandex.repo
# rpm --import
# yum install yandex-disk

yandex.repo contents:


Setup wizard

You can run the client setup using the setup command.

$ yandex-disk setup
  1. Enter the name of the directory where the local copy of Yandex.Disk is stored. If you leave the name blank, a Yandex.Disk folder will be created in the home directory.
  2. Indicate whether or not to use a proxy server (y/n).
  3. Indicate whether or not to launch the client at startup (y/n).
  4. Enter your Yandex username.
  5. Enter your Yandex password.
    Attention. If you use two-factor authentication or have used it before, you need a one-time password generated by the “Yandex.Key” mobile app to log in to the Yandex.Disk program.

When the wizard finishes, the config.cfg configuration file is created in the ~/.config/yandex-disk directory.

Example of the 'config.cfg' file

# Path to authorization data

# Directory for storing a local copy of Yandex.Disk.

# Do not sync specified folders.

# Specify proxy server. Examples: