To run SpiderOak from the command line, you need to know where the SpiderOak executable is on your system. Where it is depends on your operating system.
The standard location is:
The path to the executable on Windows contains a space, so it must be quoted. While the default location for Program Files is on the C: drive, some Windows installations have it elsewhere, so adjust as appropriate. Running the 32 bit version of SpiderOak on a 64 bit version of Windows is unusual but possible. In that case the executable is in the "Program Files (x86)" folder instead of "Program Files"; again adjust as appropriate.
The full path is /usr/bin/SpiderOakONE, but /usr/bin is is everyone's path, so "SpiderOakONE" is sufficient.
Once you have found the executable, use it to preface the commands you give SpiderOak on the command line. For example, to run the command
--shutdown, the correct syntax would be:
"C:\Program Files\SpiderOakONE\SpiderOakONE.exe" --shutdown
For your reference, --shutdown tests to see if there is an instance of SpiderOak already running, and if so, cleanly shuts it down. Because SpiderOak will not run from the command line if there is another instance already running, it is good practice to begin your SpiderOak command line sessions with this.
The instructions above presume that you are running the current version of our application. If you are running an older version, download and install our current version, then follow the instructions above.