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dropboxd Syntax error: “)” unexpected

I am trying to install dropbox(x86_64 version) on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with this installation guide: ...
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Using the same local folder for Dropbox and Skydrive

Ever since I switched to windows phone I've sorely missed having an official dropbox app. Recently I've toyed with the idea of moving all my crucial files to OneDrive instead. I have more storage on ...
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Starting Dropbox on OS X through SSH without needing to log in to desktop

Is there a way to start the Dropbox syncing client through SSH? I already have the desktop version of Dropbox installed. However, I am using SSH to connect to the machine and if I restart the ...
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Using dropbox / symbolic link combo successfully

In the past I have kept some files on dropbox by copying them into my ~/Dropbox folder on Ubuntu. I don't want to move the original files into Dropbox synch folder or muck around with my directory ...
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Are PostgreSQL's database files binary compatible between Windows, Linux and Mac OS X?

Assuming 64-bit OS editions on each and only one copy of PostgreSQL running at a time, can I host my PostgreSQL database files in Dropbox and expect binary compatibility on all three platforms? I've ...
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Prevent data corruption when using dropbox

So i have a backup system running that basically stores all files in Dropbox using encfs. (In addition i do a nightly rsync of the complete Dropbox folder to Amazon S3). I'm quite happy with that ...
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Dropbox Permissions Error

I've been using Dropbox without any problems for the last 2 months. I'm currently using Archlinux with XFCE, recently update my Distro (that might be the problem, and it might be something else). ...
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Sharing a Dropbox folder with Host & Guest OS (Virtual Box)

I am using VirtualBox on Windows 7 with Ubuntu as a guest OS. I have installed the Guest OS Additions and know how to share folders and automatically mount them. My question is out of pure curiosity. ...
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How does git track changes, why does it get confused? Because I do

I have a git repository on a Dropbox folder, shared between a Linux machine and a Windows machine. I try to sync only on the Windows machine, because I am aware of "issues" that may arise. ...
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has anyone got selective sync working on dropbox for linux?

i like the selective sync function on dropbox and i've got it working for dropbox 1.0 on my Mac and PC but i can't get it going for Linux. All the versions for Linux are version 0.6 without all the ...
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using dropbox.com for software update

I am looking dropbox.com as an update method for my software which is going to be deployed manually by me among many computers. I am planning to install the software into a drop box folder which can ...
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Dropbox still “initializing” and won't sync

I'm using OS X 10.5.8 and have been using Dropbox without any issues. However, for some reason it has suddenly stopped working. I've tried the following: Ran disk utility/repair permissions ...
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How Can I Limit the Amount of RAM a Mac OS Application Can Use?

I installed dropbox and it has terrible memory management. It often uses 3GB out of my 4GB of RAM. Is there any way to limit the app memory usage? I would like to never allow more than 250 MB of ...
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Far Manager: Highlight file/dirs using external metadata (like SVN, Mercurial, Dropbox, etc)

I've recently migrated to Far Manager 3 and revised my app settings from scratch. One of those improvements was adjusting the file groups highlights (I didn't change them for long time even knowing ...
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Dropbox upload slows internet speed drastically

I just added a folder with some pictures and videos (~80 MB) to my Dropbox folder. Dropbox started syncing, and the "speed for browsing" dropped to unusable (DNS resolving pretty slow, websites loaded ...
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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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How can I make sure an app registers with Mountain Lion's Notification Center?

I own two Macs with an identical set of apps that both have the latest version of Mountain Lion (10.8.2). On one Mac, many of these apps register with Notification Center (NC). On the other, many do ...
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Google Drive status icons not appearing in Windows Explorer

I have installed the Google Drive client for Windows. However, the status icons (green check mark, à la DropBox) are not appearing next to the files' names in Explorer. I'm running Windows 7 Pro SP1, ...
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Dropbox — set it up so it is sort of one-way read only?

I've set up DropBox as a backup for some of my files not in the Dropbox folder by using a symlink. But it occurs to me that if something gets messed up on Dropbox's end, then in theory it could make ...
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Can I upload attachments to Dropbox from Mail.app?

Now that Google has bought Sparrow, and Sparrow for OS X is likely to be gutted soon, I'm contemplating going back to Apple's Mail.app. However, one of the best features I've found in Sparrow is the ...
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Sync Dropbox remotely

I have Dropbox on my Ubuntu desktop, and I am working remotely on my laptop. I would like to add files from my desktop to Dropbox and then access them on my laptop. So, I did the following: ssh ...
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Mac. Auto-quit specific programs after system inactivity

Problem: Programs like Things and Together do not like to be open in two locations so while Dropbox is great for some things it is less than ideal for these. Data loss could occur. So using those on ...
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Visual studio 2012 and dropbox don't play nice together

Ever since switching to VS 2012, I have a frequently occurring issue where dropbox tries to sync files as VS 2012 is creating them (when adding a project, installing nuget packages, etc...). VS fails ...
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Using Dropbox as a backup service

I'd like to use Dropbox as a backup service. By default, Dropbox will only synchronize files in the My Dropbox folder with my online storage. Can I configure it to synchronize from other locations, so ...
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Share files at arbitrary locations by Dropbox

I would like to have a terminal tool which would allow me to share files at arbitrary locations by Dropbox. For instance, by dropbox /users/cs/python/codes/1.py This should share the file at the ...
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Quickest way to send links from PC to PC [closed]

I am looking for the quickest way to send URLs and short Text in general from my Laptop to Desktop or vice verse. A lot of the time I am browsing on my Laptop near my Desktop then find a URL which I ...
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Automatic Backups of material in DropBox?

I currently use Git to backup my things in DropBox but I haven't found this easy enough. I am not going to create cron hacks. Does there exist some built-in way for DropBox to do backups?
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Multiple Dropbox accounts on the same IP?

I use Dropbox a lot and I have everything organized. My friends and my 2 brothers would like to use the application too. The problem is that my brothers and me are on the same network. And it could ...
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How to set up multiple users on the same computer using the same DropBox folder?

I am running DropBox on a few computers, but one of those computers (a Mac) I have multiple accounts on. One account is for general usage and the other account is for software development. I'd like ...
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How to find my dropbox database ID

I truly can't find it anywhere. Perhaps because when I first installed it, I deleted the public folder, I'm not sure. I'm referring to this article: ...
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Why does synchronizing 1.4 TB of data with my Dropbox account result in over 28 TB of IO read?

I tried to sync 4.4 millions of files (totaling ~1.4 TB) with my Dropbox account. I noticed a pretty high amount of IO read (28 TB) when the files were being synchronized, is there any reason why? ...
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How to synchronize an arbitrary Windows folder with a Dropbox account?

How can I do this with Dropbox: I want to ensure that all my files stored under C:\Users\Gerard\Images and C:\Users\Gerard\Documents are stored automatically online. I don't want to copy them ...
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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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Is it dangerous to use both Sky Drive and Dropbox?

I'd like to experiment with Sky Drive, but keep using my Dropbox account unless I decide to switch. This answer gives instructions for how to set up both at the same time, but I'm a little worried ...
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Outlook internet free-busy on Dropbox

How would I be able to share my Outlook "internet free-busy" status via Dropbox?
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How to use Dropbox with Truecrypt?

I have some files that need to be accessible from multiple computers, but encrypted on each computer. Something like the 'shared folder' feature on Dropbox, but with the folder encrypted locally on ...
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Is there a way to shutdown the computer when Dropbox finishes synching?

We are using Dropbox and sometimes put large files in it. And our connection is not fast enough. So we want the computer to shutdown when Dropbox finishes its work. Is there a way to do this? In ...
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How to place a dropbox file into other dropbox

There is this file that I really want to download. The kahel os live cd I tried downloading it with 45kbps download rate and it would take 3 hours. And the connection is intermittent. So my download ...
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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 ...
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change dropbox selective sync while dropbox isn't running

I've added a largish folder to my Dropbox, but don't want to sync it to a computer that doesn't have dropbox running all the time. I can start dropbox, then tell it not to sync that folder, but ...
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Using Dropbox from the command line on OSX

I recently discovered these fantastic instructions on using Dropbox from the command line. I currently use the Dropbox GUI, but a command line option would be very useful. Unfortunately, the script ...
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How do you do examine a Google Chrome extension before installing it?

I found what appears to be a very cool extension for Google Chrome - a Dropbox addin that lets you compare versions of files in your Dropbox by using a diff tool. Like most Chrome extensions, this ...
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Dropbox Setup, is it possible to sync files after I edit them?

Ok so the question might be a bit vague but this is to all the superusers of Dropbox. I have an android phone, a Macbook, and a Windows desktop. I usually start my homework, coding, or themes on my ...
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LAN sharing on Dropbox

We've got several machines running Dropbox (all mac osx desktops and laptops - no mobiles / tablet apps). 99% of the time we are syncing data between machines that are in the same room and on the same ...
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Syncing google drive in linux

I use Dropbox client for syncing files to the web, and it works reasonably well. Now I want to purchase additional storage, but Dropbox is currently twice the price of google drive space! That's ...
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Backup Dropbox to Amazon Glacier

i'm using Dropbox for Backup which means i keep all my files in my Dropbox folder (encrypted using encfs but that should not be relevant). I like this solution because it is automatic and keeps copies ...
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How does dropbox sync files if I set one computer a few days into the future?

I do not understand how you could sync things correctly if time can be relative between computers.
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Syncing Chrome Extension Settings w/ Dropbox

I was wondering where I could find the settings for extensions in Google Chrome so I can create a symbolic link to synchronize the information w/ Dropbox until Google offers an official solution. ...
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Show all Dropbox conflicted copies

I'd like some way to see all the conflicted copies from my Dropbox folder. I personally use a Mac mostly, but I welcome Windows and Linux solutions.
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Set dropbox to only use LAN sync (dont allow web sync)

Is it possible to set Dropbox to only use LAN sync and compeltly ignore the external web sync - ie. back to the server and then the server pushses the changes to the other machines.