I am trying to simply copy my Dropbox directory over to my new pc. Everything is the same, username, directory structure etc. The Dropbox directory is full of links. Nothing I try works. I have tried all the options on these pages: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10330984/linux-copy-symbolic-link How to copy symbolic links? running Ubuntu 18.045 MATE
I have already transferred all the files in their directories. On each computer I have links in the dropbox directory to the directories I want to sync. Now I want to copy the dropbox directory with the links in to the new computer.
I have transferred all the files by sneaker net. That is all done. Now I am trying to set up dropbox. On the 'parent' computer the dropbox directory contains all links. The links are to the various directories on my system I want synched. I need to set up the dropbox directory in the new computer with these links. Doing them one by one is feasible but time consuming. What I want to do is copy the existing 'parent' directory, with all the links, on the original computer, which is still in operation, to the new computer.