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Can I run multiple instances of Dropbox at once?

I have a Dropbox account for work and one for personal. Is it possible to run both at the same time, storing Dropbox contents in different folders? (i.e. Dropbox/Work and Dropbox/Personal, ...
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Can I specify certain files for Dropbox to ignore?

I'd like to sync configuration folders for specific applications on my Linux machines, namely configuration for AutoKey (a text-expansion and keyboard-macro automation suite), which lives at ...
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How to mount Dropbox folder from ubuntu guest virtualbox with rw permission

I am using windows 8.1. I installed virtualbox and set up a virtual Ubuntu 13.10 system in it. I want to shared the folder with windows. The folder is the Dropbox folder with rw permission. I can ...
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1answer
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Dropbox install in VirtualBox Xubuntu

I'm a Linux newbie that's having a fair bit of trouble getting Dropbox to run in Xubuntu 13.10 (which is in VirtualBox – Windows 8.1 host). Everything seems to install correctly, but when it ...
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“Graphical” stats for DropBox linux CLI?

Is there an htop style DropBox monitoring software package? I find myself running dropbox status a lot to see where my synchronization state stands. I'd rather just keep open a terminal with my ...
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one folder for dropbox in linux and windows

i have a dual boot xp / linux mint system. I created a partition to share data between xp en linux, and there I would like to have the (shared) dropbox folder. how can I achieve that? setting this ...
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dropbox linux: Where can I find the user linked to my linux box

I've set up several dropbox account and I can't remember which dropbox user I used for a specific linux box. I there a way on the linux to find which user is connected with ?
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Dropbox in a networked shared home folder environment

I've got access to a cluster of servers, and my home directory appears on all of them (as it's on a networked drive). I installed the CLI version of Dropbox on one of them, and when I make changes to ...
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Cloud encryption - offline usage in mobile

I really apreciate the benefit of cloud storage, but I'm considering to put an dditional layer of encryption between me and my provider. I want to sync a directory between a tablet(ipad), a ...
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134 views

Get the available space of Dropbox using Linux command line

I'm using CentOS. Is there a way to get the unused space in my Dropbox account using the command line?
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652 views

One way sync with either Dropbox or Google drive on linux and windows

I could not google this one. I would like to use Dropbox or Google drive only as backup, so I would like to ensure I only upload to those services and never download (unless done manually via the web ...
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162 views

Stop Dropbox from syncing on WiFi

How do I make Dropbox on Linux only sync over Ethernet? My WiFi card is rather malfunction-y, and Dropbox "sputters" when on WiFi and eats up my processor (this is definitely a driver issue, not a ...
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Cross platform softlinks?

I am using a scientific software that require softlinks to work with reasonable efficiency. However, I'd also like to sync my data, that must contain bare data from that software (i.e. not packaged ...
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359 views

Change account on Linux Dropbox?

I'm running Crunchbang (Debian-based) and I installed Dropbox using the .deb package. When the program started I logged into an account, but now I want to log out and sign in to another account. The ...
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Dropbox sometimes chmod's random updated files to 666 [duplicate]

I have the website content on the centos 5 server saved in Dropbox. In that way i can easily access them without having to use ftp. However sometimes it happens that Dropbox chmod's random updated ...
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Keeping config files synced in an encfs-encrypted dropbox

I using my Dropbox to sync my config files on different machines. In addition my Dropbox is synced with encfs. encfs mounts a volume with the decrypted Dropbox-folder on startup. This process takes a ...
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2answers
847 views

DropBox sync on Ubuntu Server stopped working

I have the Dropbox linux client installed on a server - and it has been working fine for around a month. But just this week has stopepd syncing some files uploaded from Mac or via the web. I have ...
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1answer
133 views

Dropbox on Linux Mint permissions issue

I have been developing a python package in dropbox. DB seems to be causing a very strange permissions issue. I own and have RW permissions to the directory and all of it's contents. Yet, when I try to ...
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How do I change the Dropbox directory on a headless GNU/Linux server?

I have installed Dropbox 2.0.0 via command line on my home server (Ubuntu Server 12.04) to use for off-site automated backups, but I can't change the directory that the Dropbox daemon keeps synced. ...
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2answers
184 views

Don't sync files during Matlab execution in Dropbox (Linux)

I'm a strong Dropbox user. I usually log in (via SSH) to my Linux machine and use Matlab on a Dropbox folder which automatically syncs everything. However, at this moment, my code generates a lot of ...
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271 views

How should I mass rename files to fix Dropbox (false) detected “conflicting” version to “non-conflicting” version?

I have a project with many files, located in several sub-directories. Dropbox somehow replaced the latest versions of some of those files with an old version and renamed the latest ones by adding " ...
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1answer
83 views

In concept, are there any working setups for locally mounting several cloud services for free, encrypted storage?

The reason I started thinking about this was that I remember back when Gmail started offering several gigabytes of space, software came out that "mounted" your Gmail inbox as a drive in Windows (this ...
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eCryptfs with dropbox: must remount for synchronized changes to be visible

I am experimenting with using eCryptfs on top of dropbox, and I am encountering some issues. My system is GNU/Linux, openSUSE 12.2 to be exact. My setup is thus: I have set up two instances of ...
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1answer
452 views

wierd drive errors on dual-boot system with sharedpartition and shared dropbox folder. How do I debug this?

My system I have a dual-boot setup with windows 8 and linux debian testing on a lenovo X1-carbon laptop with a 256GB SSD drive. I've made a shared partition in the NTFS format, and use this partition ...
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2answers
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Linux: Dropbox alternative with sftp/rsync/… access

Currently on my VPS I'm running couple of sites and Dropbox daemon to store backups. Problem is that VPS has 512M RAM and it was enough until new version of Wordpress (I don't know why, but now it ...
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Dropbox causes xorg to use 100% CPU

For some time, I noticed that my xorg process uses up between 60 and 100% of the CPU (according to top). I also noticed that interactive work becomes sluggish, even on my multi-core i7 processor. ...
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Using dropbox in fuduntu

I have Fuduntu 2013.1 (Best of Fedora and Ubuntu in one OS) installed on my Gateway netbook, along with a couple of other distros including CrunchBang. All my distros have a shared /home partition. ...
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Arch Linux Terminal (via ssh) + Dropbox but sync only 1 single selected folder

Sorry for the weird title... I'm (still) quite new to linux and are doing shh commands to an Arch Linux device that has not screen output options. So everything has to be done in the terminal (not my ...
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Why does Dropbox use so much memory on Linux?

pmap shows that Dropbox uses nearly 200MB of memory (on Linux). When I run Dropbox on Windows, it only uses about 30MB of memory. What is the reason for that? Also, why are there so many [ anon ] ...
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how to download dropbox files using wget command?

Seems I can only download dropbox files using explorer such as chrome and firefox. If I use wget to download, then I would get a file which is in html format. Why? For example you can open this link ...
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1answer
247 views

A command to get the sync status of a Dropbox file

I'm using Dropbox on Ubuntu. I'd like to detect the sync status of a file in my public directory (specifically: is it uploaded?) with a command / script. Is this possible?
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1answer
506 views

Continue to sync with Dropbox after logging out

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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suspicious Fedora 'run as root' request?

I am running Fedora 16 and just installed Dropbox from their website. After dismissing the successful installer, I received a 'run as root' authentication popup trying to run the command 'sh ...
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Install Dropbox client version for Linux Debian wheezy

I try to searching the .deb pkg for amd64 to install the Dropbox client version, but I didn't find it. I also try to put in source.list more repositories and try to the official page of Dropbox, but ...
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Use DropBox Cloud storage from Linux file system

Anybody know how to use DropBox cloud storage from the Linux file system (that is, access the files through the file system without storing them locally, as opposed to the normal method of storing a ...
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1answer
502 views

Installing dropbox-api on SUSE fails

I am trying to install the dropbox-api onto my suse 11.4 but i keep getting this error: Can't locate DateTime.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.12.3/i586-linux-thread-multi ...
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Dropbox - how to view files from webbrowser?

I now work on linux machine that I don't have admin on, so I can't install dropbox. is there any way to download some files from dropbox (by WWW) ?
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Get Pidgin Logs From Other Directory

I'm using pidgin on both, windows and linux on several pc. To sync my log, I use dropbox. For linux, it's easy. Just a matter of symlink. However, I don't know how to sync it on windows, without ...
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1answer
373 views

Can I use dropbox with a linux server that has no gnome/kde installed?

I want to sync files from my home directory on my linux server to my local computer. I noticed the instructions for dropbox.com only has instructions for linux with gnome/kde. can i use dropbox ...
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Syncing dropbox folder accross dual boot

I'm dual booting windows and linux. My dropbox folder is currently installed via windows. On linux, can I just symlink my dropbox folder to the windows version or something to that effect? I know I ...
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where did my dropbox folder go in linux?

i've installed dropbox before on Mac and Windows and in those installations it asked me where i wanted my dropbox folder, but when i installed it on ubuntu 64 linux it didn't seem to ask that, and i ...
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Dropbox to sync *nix home folders

I'm using a Linux machine at work, and started using at home in a VM for some home development. I have a vimrc and a bashrc with some configuration, that are useful for both machines. What is the ...
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How can I install DropBox without root privileges?

Is it possible to install Dropbox without root privileges in Linux? I've tried to install it at my university, using the sources found here, but I seem to need to enter the root password (which of ...
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5answers
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How to Duplicate Dropbox/Ubuntu One Folder Synchronization In-House?

I really like using Dropbox and Ubuntu One, but they don't quite cut it for my workplace, because of restrictions on using external services. Is there software (preferably free/open source) that we ...