Download file from Google Drive

  archive = NULL,
  targetFile = NULL,
  type = NULL,
  verbose = getOption("reproducible.verbose", 1),
  team_drive = NULL,



The url (link) to the file.


Optional character string giving the path of an archive containing targetFile, or a vector giving a set of nested archives (e.g., c("xxx.tar", "", "inner.rar")). If there is/are (an) inner archive(s), but they are unknown, the function will try all until it finds the targetFile. See table in preProcess(). If it is NA, then it will not attempt to see it as an archive, even if it has archive-like file extension (e.g., .zip). This may be useful when an R function is expecting an archive directly.


Character string giving the filename (without relative or absolute path) to the eventual file (raster, shapefile, csv, etc.) after downloading and extracting from a zip or tar archive. This is the file before it is passed to postProcess. The internal checksumming does not checksum the file after it is postProcessed (e.g., cropped/reprojected/masked). Using Cache around prepInputs will do a sufficient job in these cases. See table in preProcess().


Character string of a directory in which to download and save the file that comes from url and is also where the function will look for archive or targetFile. NOTE (still experimental): To prevent repeated downloads in different locations, the user can also set options("reproducible.inputPaths") to one or more local file paths to search for the file before attempting to download. Default for that option is NULL meaning do not search locally.


Logical. Should downloading and all the other actions occur even if they pass the checksums or the files are all there.


Numeric, -1 silent (where possible), 0 being very quiet, 1 showing more messaging, 2 being more messaging, etc. Default is 1. Above 3 will output much more information about the internals of Caching, which may help diagnose Caching challenges. Can set globally with an option, e.g., options('reproducible.verbose' = 0) to reduce to minimal


Not used here. Only used to allow other arguments to other fns to not fail.


Eliot McIntire and Alex Chubaty