Delay Startup and Run Dropbox at Idle IO Priority

This is about Dropbox not synchronizing on Ubuntu Linux. The original author blamed it on a old PC with a particular slow I/O. Other possible causes are too many files and folders (see the Dropbox Forums), or when the internet connection isn’t available yet at Dropbox start-up (which was probably the problem in my case […]

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Python Script To Make Stub GUI Libraries For Linux Dropbox

Description Author: Steve H This rather experimental Python script generates stub GUI libraries for the Linux version of Dropbox. You may want to use this if installing Dropbox on a Linux machine that doesn’t have any of the following GUI libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 libatk-1.0.so.0 libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 libpango-1.0.so.0 This is quite common on server installations of Linux, […]

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Python Script To Get Client Status In Linux

Description This Python script allows you to get the current status of the Dropbox client under Linux. It is a refinement and simplification of Filip’s earlier Linux CLI. Author: Filip L Usage Example $ ./status.py Synchronizing Up to date Links Download  Status.py Forum Thread

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Ruby Script To Log Client Events In Linux

Description This Ruby script monitors the Linux Dropbox client for interesting events that would usually be sent to the GUI component, and displays them in log format. Author: Takeru S Usage Example $ ./dropbox_status.rb [Mon Nov 24 12:37:11 +0900 2008] /home/takeru/Dropbox/hakusai/b/c [Mon Nov 24 12:37:11 +0900 2008] /home/takeru/Dropbox/hakusai/b [Mon Nov 24 12:37:11 +0900 2008] /home/takeru/Dropbox/hakusai […]

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Dropbox Linux CLI

Description Author: Filip L The Dropbox Linux CLI dbcli.py was created to accommodate for the lack of an official Linux CLI for Dropbox. This Python program allows you to query the daemon in a similar manner to the GUI client. The available commands can be obtained by running  dbcli.py help: Usage: dbcli.py <command> [options] … <command> […]

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Shared File Reference Nautilus

Reference shared folders in Nautilus Author: Dennis and Oddbit This page is just a quick example of how the script for referencing shared dropbox objects can be integrated in Gnome’s Nautilus. There are a number of preconditions to get this working and I think you find the best information on Nautilus-Python‘s project website. It would be nice if someone had the […]

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