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I want to sync files from my home directory on my linux server to my local computer. I noticed the instructions for dropbox.com only has instructions for linux with gnome/kde. can i use dropbox without a gui?

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How To Install Dropbox In An Entirely Text Based Linux Environment original link mirror
Dropbox Linux CLI original link mirror

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damn link rot... –  Magnetic_dud Apr 12 '12 at 8:45
web.archive.org/web/20101007113803/http://wiki.dropbox.com/… and web.archive.org/web/20110725154912/http://wiki.dropbox.com/… I wonder why those smart heads removed such an useful info from their website... –  Magnetic_dud Apr 12 '12 at 8:47
Thank god someone saved their wiki making an unofficial one dropboxwiki.com/Welcome –  Magnetic_dud Apr 12 '12 at 8:50
Link rot is precisely why its a good idea to have self contained answers. Though in this case the archive.org mirror also has the python script in question... –  Journeyman Geek Apr 12 '12 at 11:32

In the above link(s) you can find this shell script:


I've just configured and installed it, and can confirm that it works.

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