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 tomydesktop
ln -s myfile.txt ~/Dropbox/

and then when I

ls ~/Dropbox

myfile.txt shows up

However, myfile.txt does not show up either on the Dropbox website version of the folder or on my laptop.

Do I need to somehow "sync" the Dropbox folder from the desktop? I do not see any sync options on my laptop or on the website.

  • Generally, Dropbox monitors its directory and sync automatically after a change.. – Apple II Apr 2 '12 at 17:50
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    @SachinShekhar even if the user is logged out, the desktop is sleeping, or the screen is locked? – David LeBauer Apr 3 '12 at 2:00
  • Hey, I assumed you've working Dropbox box in desktop.. Dropbox doesn't log out its users without demand. – Apple II Apr 3 '12 at 3:35
  • There's no chance of sleeping desktop as you've SSHed it.. – Apple II Apr 3 '12 at 3:36
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    Yes, Dropbox does syncing even when screen is locked.. – Apple II Apr 3 '12 at 3:36

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