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Dropbox is a cross-platform file syncing program for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and various mobile devices.

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How to login user instance on boot securely to start services

I have a desktop that I use to serve up some utility apps. One being dropbox and others that only work in userland. When I have to restart remotely how can I properly get the user session to load? I ...
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How to run Dropbox installed from Flatpak on Fedora automatically?

I'm running Fedora with Dropbox installed. It doesn't automatically update files in the Dropbox folder for me. How can I make it do this automatically? More information: installed using Flatpak on ...
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Untraceble authentication popup

I have this peculiar problem, which I hope some one can help me to solve it. I use xubuntu 20.05, up to date (on Asus prime x470-pro MB, BIOS V5843) Every time I login, there is a popup requesting for ...
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Ext4 Permissions for bind mounting

I'm currently using Dropbox (although alternatives are welcome!) to sync my work files. Since symbolic links no longer work with Dropbox, we have to use a bind mount to reference other areas of the ...
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Execute ./script.sh with a crontab

With Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster), I'm using a simple script to save a PostgreSQL database and upload it to my Dropbox account with Dropbox-Uploader tool. I schedule this task with a crontab. When I ...
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Linking a dropbox business acccount from “~/Dropbox (firm-name)” to “~/Dropbox”, with "mount --bind" or symlink or something else?

Been using my Dropbox account for years on a Lubuntu system. Now, my new company has made a Business account available to me. However, Dropbox insists that this folder should be called: ~/Dropbox (...
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Unzip thinks my zip file is a zip bomb

I've been struggling with this for a couple days so I'm hoping someone on SE can help me. I've downloaded a large file from Dropbox using wget (following command) wget -O folder.zip https://www....
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unzip files from dropbox on linux server

I try to unzip a .zip file on my linux server that was downloaded from dropdox, but it does not work. Any idea what causes the problem? unzip -Z myfile.zip Archive: myfile.zip [myfile.zip] End-of-...
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i3WM unable to start insync and Dropbox

I have the following commands in my i3wm config file: exec --no-startup-id 'workspace $ws10; exec insync start; exec insync show' exec --no-startup-id 'workspace $ws10; exec dropbox start' I don't ...
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How to: Sync Dropbox to /mnt/raid5/Dropbox CentOS7

I managed to get dropbox installed on CentOS7 finally. However, I need Dropbox to sync to /mnt/raid5/Dropbox. There is no option for me to select /mnt/raid5Dropbox. I tried putting /mnt/raid5/Dropbox ...
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HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 400 Bad Request on using wget for downloading dropbox files in CentOS

The file is around 447MB. I cannot download it using the following command in CentOS. How can I download https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6yd1ygtyc3yd981/AABVeEqzC08YQv4UZk7lNHvya?dl=0&preview=CIFAR-FS....
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Installing dropbox on Debian 10: problem with libpango

I just install Debian 10 for the first time, and then dropbox, simply by downloading the .deb file and doing dpkg -i. I got dropbox to run just fine, but unfortunately the install "broke" my apt, ...
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Why is PDFTK saying it can't find files that are right there?

I'm trying to compile a bunch of PDFs into a single document. ls shows the files are in the directory that I'm in and they're readable (-rw-r--r--). But when I try to run pdftk 2017.pdf cat output ...
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Installing dropbox for centos 7, requiring fedora 21

I have been using dropbox for linux on my workstation with centos 7. However, recently, dropbox requires fedora 21, but my fedora version is 19. Is there any way to update fedora on centos 7? Or I ...
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Automatically upload directory to dropbox in no time (whenever any changes done to that directory

I installed the following Script on my CentOS 7 terminal access. I'll use this script to upload specific directory from the Linux to dropbox. using the following command i can upload the directory ...
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Sync Linux Centos 7 Directory With Dropbox in realtime

I do have Linux Centos 7 Server which i would like to sync specific directory with dropbox in realtime. For example, let's say that i do have directory A which is located in /var/www/html/A/ I would ...
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Create ext4 partition on LVM

I have a 2TB volume (RAID 5) on a Linux Mint . I use Dropbox, which has stopped supporting any file type on Linux Mint 18.1 system. I would like to carve out a partition formatted in a manner Dropbox ...
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Download data from DropBox to remote server (via scp)

I'm trying to transfer some large, gzipped files from a collaborator's DropBox to a remote server. Is there a way to do this with scp? Or is there a preferred method? Thank you in advance!
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Glibc requirement update for Dropbox

Dropbox recently updated their glibc requirement to version 2.19. Centos 7 has version 2.17. It seems not to be a good idea to replace glibc manually. Is there any other workaround?
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Dropbox is not letting me move its storage off the (small) eMMC

I'm having problems with a fresh install of LMDE on an acer Travelmate (TMB117 M C587) that has a 32gb eMMC drive and a 1tb hdd. specifically, I can't move dropbox's storage off the eMMC onto the 1tb ...
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Automator bash script service to create Dropbox symlink

I'm trying to create an Automator service(in the right click menu) that creates a symlink of the folder/file and moves it to the Dropbox folder. This is what I have right now: while [ $# -ne 0 ]; do ...
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Can't monitor Dropbox folder

I recently installed Dropbox on my computer running Debian 9.3. But it will not sync. When I mouse over the icon in the notification area of my toolbar, a message says... Can't monitor Dropbox folder ...
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dropbox service fails or succedes depending on time spent at the login screen

I think I've been doing more than a dozen system reboots in the last few minutes to check this strange behavior. It seems that the service of dropbox succedes or fails in running at startup depending ...
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dropbox different in Ubuntu and Fedora

The dropbox that I installed on Ubuntu 18.04 (nautilus-dropbox) runs a daemon and creates a dropbox folder under my home directory. I would like to install dropbox on a fedora VM that works similarly....
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Cronjobs doesn't work but commands works [duplicate]

I have to command in my cronjob list. I for mysql backup, one for directory cp command. When I run commands, They work. But When I run command the below, I get error: run-parts /etc/cron.daily ...
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Aliasing path expansion

I've recently switched from my personal Dropbox to a company one. This means that my Dropbox folder is now named "Dropbox (Company)" from "Dropbox". Now I had all my work under my personal DB folder,...
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Can I save timeshift snapshot to dropbox?

My timeshift snapshots were taking up too much space on my laptop. Is it possible to move the snapshot from /home/timeshift to my dropbox folder to save space? And then restore by moving the snapshot ...
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Dropbox-Daemon crashes after renaming username

After I renamed my username in Linux Mint as described in this article, my Dropbox-Daemon allways crushes. Done renaming process: Ctrl+Alt+L Ctrl+Alt+T ~$ exec sudo -i ~$ killall -u oldname ~$ id ...
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Target initialization failed. Failed to cache rpm database (1)

I am running an openSUSE leap 42.2 64 bit os on my laptop. I was trying to install some packages including nautilus-dropbox, so I added the packman repo. After zypper update, there were some packages ...
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How to connect Skypeforlinux (and other programs) on Debian 9 through proxy

I have found this: http://xpo6.com/skype-for-linux-behind-a-proxy-server/ changed the ip address and the port, but it still does not work. Then I tried > export http_proxy='http://username:...
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dropbox won't start apparently due to permission problem

I'm trying to install the dropbox package for linux available on [this site][1]. After installing it with: dpkg -i dropbox_2015.10.28_amd64.deb I got some dependency problem: Unpacking dropbox (...
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How to make Dropbox keep the credential on Kali Rolling persistence Luke encrypted?

I'm using Kali Rolling distribution on USB stick with persistence Luke encrypted partition. Every think work great but I have only one problem: Dropbox is constantly asking for credential at reboot (...
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Why ln -s copied a file instead of linking it?

Please see the screenshot. For two times I have run ln -s and it creates a copy of a small text file instead of linking it. The exact command I have run is: lobianco@lobianco-officeLaptopLatitude:~/...
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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 the ...
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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 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 directory ...
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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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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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Python imports working for root, but not specific user

I'm trying to run a python script through a user account, call it myuser. I want to be able to execute the dropbox.py script without logging into or su'ing into root. The program works perfectly when ...
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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't ...
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Sharing Programs in a Dropbox Folder

I am currently storing config files in a dropbox folder (i.e., things like keyboard shortcuts). The problem is that these keyboard shortcuts depend on certain programs to work (like xmodmap, xev, ...
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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 separate (physical) computers synced through Dropbox in Linux. Am I ...
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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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Dropbox refuses to start without X

Had a Dropbox install run fine for months on Debian headless server. Had to force reboot server. Now Dropbox will refuse to start without X. X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication. ...
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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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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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Relink dropbox account on remote server

I had a dropbox account on a remote linux server. Since I was having problems with dropbox (was getting python stacktraces) I unlinked my account (from the dropbox website) to relink it again, to see ...
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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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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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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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