Context: I'm trying to sync my entire Mac home folder into Dropbox. I moved Dropbox into the root folder, and sym-linked the home folder into Dropbox. The problem is that
~/Library/Containers consists of tons of sym-links which serve to duplicate data a lot for Dropbox (which follows sym-links as though they weren't links). I would like to tell Dropbox to ignore
I have searched for this quite a bit. Here is what I have found:
Selective Sync. This feature is similar to what I want, but actually the opposite of what I need (I think). Selective Sync allows me to tell Dropbox to prevent certain folders in the Dropbox servers from syncing/downloading to my computer client. What I want to do is the opposite: tell Dropbox to prevent certain folders on my computer from syncing/uploading onto Dropbox's servers.
CLI. It appears that Linux has a CLI for accessing Dropbox, which has an exclude command. I have not found this to exist on Mac OS X, but would love to be proved wrong.
.dropboxignore. I've seen a lot of users requesting a
.gitignore-likefile format for specifying regexes and the like to be ignored by Dropbox. Again, this would probably work, but does not seem to exist.