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How to run Dropbox daemon in background?

I'm using Debian 6 and Dropbox. I followed these commands to install it. When I run ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd — Dropbox works and stuff. Problem is that when I close terminal or, even worse, — reboot.....
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How to use rsync to backup a directory without git subdirectory

I want to copy my c directory with all subdirectories excluding ./git subdirectory. I do it using rsync : echo "copy c and sh files " rsync -a --include='*.c' --include='*.sh' --include='*/' --...
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mounting dropbox (for exploring the files)

I want to simply be able to explore a dropbox filesystem, without much additional load on CPU, memory, storage (i.e., without saving copies of the remote files locally). It seems that the official ...
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Dropbox on OpenBSD

Has anyone had any success getting dropbox installed with dropboxd running properly on OpenBSD (FreeBSD would work for me too..)? I have built from source and everything installs just fine but when I ...
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Why does Dropbox say “Killed” on Arch Linux?

I'm trying to install Dropbox on Arch Linux. I've installed both dropbox and dropbox-cli, at least to the point of having the binaries. When I run dropbox on its own, it just responds Killed in red ...
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rsync mkstemp failed Invalid argument (22) with davfs mount of Box.com cloud

I mounted Box.com cloud storage using davfs according to these instructions. I mounted my Box.com account under /home/me/Cloud/Box I can access the mounted filesystem via Dolphin as well as via the ...
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How can I change which file manager dropbox opens with by default?

I installed Xubuntu on a new laptop I got, and this being my first time using xfce, I accidentally told my dropbox folder to open with nautilus (coming from ubuntu) and not thunar. Now it will not ...
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How can I synchronize all PDFs from one directory with Dropbox?

I want to synchronize all the PDFs from one directory (my Zotero library) to Dropbox. Finally, I want to have a list of all the PDFs, not the directory names. I successfully synchronized all my PDFs ...
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How to remove Dropbox

I am trying to remove Dropbox from my computer. So far I have done the following: sudo aptitude remove dropbox sudo aptitude purge dropbox But this didn't get rid of it 100% oshiro@debian:~$ ...
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How can I have activity in a Dropbox folder logged?

I have a folder shared with others through Dropbox. When a file is added to this folder, I get a system tray notification in KDE --- but of course if I'm not at my computer, I wouldn't see the ...
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Hardlinks in Dropbox not updated

I want to create a backup of a single .tex file. I created the hard link to the file (which is not in Dropbox directory, lets say it is A) inside Dropbox directory. I did this so because I do not want ...
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Using rsync + cron to sync a machine behind a firewall with my dropbox

I have a machine (A) behind a firewall with no access to the Internet, on this machine I can NFS mount directories on another machine (B) which can access internet, and is accessible from Internet, ...
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Can I create a symlink that will ignore subdirectories?

I'm trying to get dropbox symlinked to the relevant folders in /home. I'd like to symlink them like this: ~/Dropbox/Pictures --> ~/Pictures ~/Dropbox/Camera Uploads --> ~/Pictures/Camera ...
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How can i dump /tmp/files in CentOS to Dropbox using crontab?

How can i dump files from my CentOS box to Dropbox account? As regular nightly backup task.
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Syncing multiple home folders with dropbox and symlinks

To keep multiple computers synced with dropbox I tried the following. Approach A. -Computer 1: Install dropbox, dropbox folder: /Dropbox/ -Computer 1: Create symbolic link in that folder to home ...
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Is it possible to put an entire computer into Dropbox?

For example, is it possible to make one's home folder equal to one's Dropbox folder? This would allow for somebody to keep two seperate (physical) computers synced through Dropbox in Linux. Am I ...
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How to install Dropbox (and have Dropbox file manager integration) without Nautilus?

Running other desktop environments than Unity or Gnome with a different file manager than Nautilus, it might be a good idea to install Dropbox without Nautilus. But advice on Dropbox involves ...
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Dropbox tray icon doesn't show up in Elementary OS Luna/Freya?

After installing the Dropbox DEB package from their site and starting the Dropbox daemon, the tray icon for Dropbox doesn't show up in the tray. I have verified that Dropbox is, in fact, running, but ...
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Self hosted cloud storage

I'm looking for some software that would provide features like Dropbox. Will a simple webdav be enough for this use case?
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Dropbox/Copy.com & Truecrypt

I have a partition that contains all my personal stuff, which is mounted at boot under /home/myuser/foo. I would like to synchronize it on the cloud via Dropbox or Copy.com, but I don't trust them, so ...
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Control Dropbox upload rate on the command line

I'm using Dropbox without the GUI in Linux. I would like to limit the upload rate, sometimes large files eats my internet bandwidth. Anyone knows how I do that?
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Getting Dropbox to sync over SSH

I am using Scientific Linux on my office computer and home laptop. I was usually signed in before I leave my office so when I made a change over SSH on my office computer, Dropbox would automatically ...
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dropboxd hangs at `Connecting…` when started trough systemd on boot

I've got a systemd service file dropbox.service set up as follows: [Unit] Description=dropbox After=local-fs.target network.target [Service] User=romeovs ExecStart=/usr/bin/dropboxd [Install] ...
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Linux, SVN and Dropbox — Which directory should store my svn repository?

I'm trying to set up a linux server for a small team of programmers / artists to use as a svn repository. This repository will be restricted to lan usage but will be backed up online using dropbox. ...
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How to install Dropbox on Linux Mint 17.1 (ImportError: No module named os)

I'm not able to install/run Dropbox on Linux Mint 17.1. I installed dropbox package from repository (and also from archive on official site - same results): sudo apt-get install dropbox python-gpgme ...
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Maintain different Dropbox locations for one Dropbox account on different hosts

We've got a user who is asking if it's possible to keep two config.db's, and use one or the other based on the host name, for the same Dropbox account (not two Dropbox accounts). For example: ~/....
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How do I sync dropbox folders to a Raspberry Pi?

I have been using a script that uses curl to sync dropbox folders to a Raspberry Pi. Cron calls the script every hour to retrieve most of the folders. Can anyone recommend a better solution, maybe ...
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Dropbox insists on autostarting - Fedora 20

I'm trying to get Dropbox not to autostart. The manual shows a command line option that should do the trick but it doesn't seem to work here (dropbox autostart n). Running dropbox autostart issues a ...
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Update different dropbox instances

I am using dropbox on my redhat linux kernel. Right now we have a dummy user set up, with it's own dropbox account. Everyone can access and dump their files into it while on the machine and then ...
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Dropbox on Debian EAGAIN error on NTFS share

I am experiencing some weird problems, when using dropbox on my Debian install: I run Debian with testing repositories enabled I have Dropbox installed from the website My dropbox-location is on a ...
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Forgot encfs password

I followed the guide here: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/encrypt-your-private-dropbox-data-with.html to get dropbox encfs working on my first computer. I disabled the syncing of the encryption key. ...
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Unison can't synchronize Dropbox configuration (socket files)

I'm using Unison to synchronize my home across several computers, and I've addressed everything but this. The Dropbox configuration is partially skipped, and as a result Dropbox thinks there is no ...
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Dropbox install problems on Scientific Linux

I am trying to install nautilus-dropbox-1.6.2.tar.bz2. I ran ./configure, but got the error configure: error: Package requirements (libnautilus-extension >= 2.16.0) were not met: No package '...
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How to delete stubborn directory?

I'm having issues with dropbox so I'd like to uninstall and reinstall it. To do so I need to remove ~/.dropbox-dist but no matter what I do it won't budge. If I run ls -l I get: drwxr-xr-x 3 user ...
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Can't uninstall Dropbox

I'm using Elementary OS. I've installed Dropbox, now I can't uninstall it. If I try to do it from the application centre it keeps on "applying changes". After about 2 hours, I abondoned this process....
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Install dropbox ends in error

I'm trying install dropbox on Debian with xfce and every time it ends with this error bn.BUILD_KEY: Dropbox bn.VERSION: 3.12.6 bn.DROPBOXEXT_VERSION: failed bn.is_frozen: True pid: 11257 ppid: 5898 ...
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centos dropbox newest version not starting

I have some issues getting dropbox to run on Centos 6.3. These issues started after I recently got a security warning to upgrade Dropbox. Before this, the older version (not sure which one exactly) ...
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trickle (bandwidth shaper) with dropbox causes 100% CPU

I'm limiting dropbox upload bandwith with trickle as suggested here. @reboot trickle -u 100 ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd This works great but unfortunately causes 100% CPU - even with only 2-3 (small) ...
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Dropbox GUI issues in Fedora 23 running Cinnamon

I am having an issue with Dropbox under Fedora 23 and I don't know how to fix it. Take a look at the following pic: So regarding this I have two questions: Is there any way to fix this? How? I am ...
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How to specify a log when autostarting in linux mint

How do I specify the log when autostarting a program in linux mint. For example I change the Dropbox startup script to: [Desktop Entry] Name=Dropbox GenericName=File Synchronizer Comment=Sync your ...
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(Super)user issues in handling services

Headless Ubuntu server 14.04. I have installed dropbox (as outlined here http://ubuntuserverguide.com/2012/06/how-to-install-and-configure-dropbox-on-ubuntu-server-12-04.html) and have added the ...
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Dropbox installation stuck with permission

I tried to install Dropbox on my PC running Archlinux and I followed the command at Dropbox webpage. The first command is ok, but when I tried the second command, it gives me the error: Couldn'...
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Dropbox on both Windows and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I have Dropbox installed on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS and there are two separate folders that are being synchronized so there is some waste of disk space. I would like to have only one ...
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Dropbox doesn't connect properly on boot

I'm having a problem with Dropbox (version 1.1.35). When I first boot it takes some time before Network Manager connects to the WLAN. Then I see the Dropbox icon in the task list, claiming to be "...
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Is it not possible to store my local websites in my Dropbox folder?

I have a bunch of web sites that I develop, and I run an Apache server locally to do debugging and design. The web sites use Apache, PHP, and MySQL. To be clear, my Apache server is not serving these ...
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How to Prevent Dropbox Access Elsewhere when Symlink?

I have the symbolic link ln -s $HOME/BTsync/masi/ $HOME/Dropbox/ I notice that contents in Dropbox GUI on Internet Browser are in conflict where masi directory has old files. I delete the ...
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dropbox process stops when I log out of ssh

I tried every solution from How to run Dropbox daemon in background? and nothing solves my problem: Basically, I already installed dropbox on my Ubuntu 12.04LTS headless server. I got init.d setup ...
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Get Dropbox version

I'm running elementary OS which has a known issue where the Dropbox icon won't show up in the panel. Dropbox runs just fine, except that without an icon I can't figure out how to check which version ...
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Mount a dropbox directory without installing the dropbox application

This is most likely to be a duplicate question, but I could not find a simple answer for my problem. My situation is as follows: I have multiple accounts on different computing clusters. I want to ...
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Accessing Dropbox login page through lynx / elinks via ssh on aws

I'm trying to install Dropbox in an entirely text-based Linux environment, following the instructions available on Dropbox wiki, which states: Use a command-line browser (lynx) Navigate to ...