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I have two laptops. First laptop I use every day, second about 1-2 times during a week (and most time it is in hibernate mode). So when it waked up, dropbox initiate uploading process that take many time. But very often I need just upload only single file from this machine.

So my question is:

Is there exists some capability (maybe plugin) that allow only uploading and prevent downloading

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What you want goes against the very basic nature of Dropbox. Dropbox has no way of knowing if a files exists in the cloud in its current form unless it downloads the current version. –  Ramhound Aug 15 '13 at 18:43
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In your preferences you can adjust your download rate. You could try setting it to 0, but that may have undesired effects. –  Al E. Aug 15 '13 at 18:50

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You can use Dropbox Uploader (code). It works with MacOSX, Windows/Cygwin, and Unix. It allows file and recursive directory upload.

To upload a local file to a remote Dropbox folder:

$ ./dropbox_uploader.sh upload snort.pdf Documents/manuals

Example: recursive upload:

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Alternatively, you can use the selective sync feature of Dropbox, if your laptops don't need to use the same folders:

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