Extract file id from drive shareable link

📅 September 9, 2020 • 🕣 1 min read • 116 totalwords

I host my blog images on Google Drive sometimes, the normal shareable link is not the actual image source. Instead this is :

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=<INSERT-ID>

INSERT_ID is the file id (in the shareable link)which is higlighted below

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ifRiquoNw3awVTX6geyNoDp8FW6tafOE/view?usp=sharing

here is a bash script to convert the link.

#!/usr/bin/env bash

str="$1"
# remove everything after the last /
remove_last=${str%/*}
# get everything after the last /
get_last=${remove_last##*/}
echo "https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=$get_last"

Also a Python version

You can now use it in <img> src