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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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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't ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dropbox Selective Sync in Gnome 3.34

I cannot find a way to control selective file syncing in dropbox now that I have upgraded to gnome 3.34 in my Debian distribution. In the past I was able to use the icon panel in the bottom left of ...
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Open flatpak dropbox preferences in GNOME 3.32

I installed the Flatpak version of Dropbox in my Fedora 30, with GNOME Shell 3.32. The tray chart is missing in this version AND, even if I install some "topicons" GNOME extension, the Dropbox icon ...
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automatic proxy for dropbox

I'm using my notebook (Manjaro/KDE) at home and at work. But at work I have to use a proxy. It is a pain to switch the proxy on/off on each application: mostly the desktop, dropbox and insync. For ...
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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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Dropbox alternatives on non-ubuntu

After Dropbox recently dropped support for most linux distribution, I am trying to find an alternative way to synchronize my dropbox folder on one of my machines that do not have Ubuntu. I read that ...
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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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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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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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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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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 doesn't work on scientific linux

Installed dropbox on scientific linux (command line only) several months ago and it has been working fine. I installed it for one user, and I control it using the CLI dropbox.py. Recently I ...
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auto installing dropbox daemon(dropboxd) with profile signed in automatically script issue

I am trying to install dropbox automatically in my server auto-install script so when I spawn a new VPS instance I'm able to have dropbox installed and have the credentials already inputed via the ...
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Persistent (casper-rw) Dropbox keeps prompting to reconnect

I use Linux Mint as my main operating system, but I run it off a persistent casper-rw partition on a flash drive. (I don't want to install it to the disk because my laptop screen is broken, and if ...
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Syncing root files with dropbox

My Dropbox is stuck indexing a file from /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/. This file is owned by the root user with 600 permission. How can I achieve syncing it with dropbox while maintaining ...
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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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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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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 ...