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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
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:

$ ./ 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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Do you know if this script can run via cygwin? – sunk818 Oct 21 '14 at 19:41
@sunk818 Yep it can, done it with cygwin on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate! – Franck Dernoncourt Oct 21 '14 at 19:49

I currently use GoodSync to back up files to DropBox and Google Drive. I don't need to sync with my others computers, so it is handy to have a program that will just perform 1 one way (backup) sync. It is pay software, but may be useful for those that are not comfortable using command line or scripts.

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