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I use Dropbox in Debian. I would like to continue syncing the Dropbox folder after logging out.

Is there a way to run the daemon in background at startup? Are there other ways to solve this?

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This should work:

nohup ~/.dropbox-dist/dropbox

nohup makes sure that the process is not killed when you log out.

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