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I have been keeping my vim files in Ubuntu One and since I have a lot of plugins installed as git submodules (or however vundle installs them) and I'm only interested in updating these repositories on my main computer, I had set Ubuntu One to ignore these files using:

ignore = \A.*\.git\Z

in ~/.config/ubuntuone/syncdaemon.conf so it won't have to sync thousands of files. Now I'm trying to move these files to dropbox instead but I couldn't find an equivalent setting in dropbox.

So my question is, how can I tell dropbox to ignore files/folders with certain names (particularly the dot folders)?

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let's insist a little bit more in their tech support for a better solution… – Thiago Duarte Apr 7 '15 at 2:02

Dropbox has a Selective Sync feature that you can look to configure

Couple of tools that I found, that talk about achieving this via config files-

  1. Dropboxfilter
  2. Dropboxignore
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These certainly look interesting. As far as I understand, (0)selective sync requires me to explicitly disable some folders which would make my job difficult if I want to change my installed plugins. (1)Dropboxfilter says I need an empty dropbox folder which is not feasible for me atm. (2)Dropboxignore looks like a windows program (got only .exe downloads and .sln files in the source) and I'm working in ubuntu. – gokcehan Mar 9 '13 at 14:21
Dropboxfilter looks like it's a dead project; I tried it out months back and it just didn't work reliably for me. – Heptite Mar 9 '13 at 19:33

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