How to stop / start dropbox in the Apple Terminal?
dropbox stop works when using Oracle Linux, but not within Mac OS 10.6.8.
Contrary to Linux, the main Dropbox functionality is in Dropbox.app itself. You wouldn't want to kill the background daemon (
The safest way to quit Dropbox is to run the following:
You can start it again by calling:
When the DropBox menu icon hangs and shows the rainbow wheel/spinning wheel then the below command will kill Dropbox:
Then you can start it with
This is the alias I have defined for restarting Dropbox:
NB: The 300% enlarged spinning wheel is from WikiMedia.