Install Dropbox On CentOS (No GUI required)

This guide is designed for VPS owners who use CentOS 32-bit, or 64-bit. Prerequisites Architecture x86 (32-bit) or x86_64 (64-bit) wget vi (text editor) Python 2.x a web browser (on a PC you have access to) Setup process Install the latest dropbox linux distro This ONLY installs for the current user. I would recommend root. […]

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Install Dropbox as a Service Onto Ubuntu/Debian Servers

In this guide I will show you how to setup dropbox backup as service. Some of the following information has been found here: Text Based Linux Install Disclaimer Even I tried myself this command sequence you are informed and you must accept any risks deriving from these documentation usage and you cannot claim any damages to […]

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Using the Official Dropbox Command Line Interface (CLI)

This article assumes you have already installed Dropbox as per the instructions here. Installation Download the Dropbox command line interface or get it via the command line: First make a bin directory, or a directory of your choosing. The examples below all assume you made a bin directory: mkdir -p ~/bin Download the CLI interface via  wget: wget -O […]

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Workaround for Running Dropbox on Gentoo, Until the Tree is Fixed

Seeing a post near the bottom of http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=45949&replies=98&page=4#post-405748 hinted how to create a functioning dropbox ebuild. The problem seems to be that dropbox doesn’t like the system-wide rsync library, but the most current (as of Feb 26 2012) ebuild removes the local copy of it. So you just have to create an ebuild for your local overlay […]

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Fix Connection Issues With NetworkManager and Wifi

Many GNOME-based Linux distributions have switched to NetworkManager for WiFi connections. This doesn’t even try to connect until after you have logged in, because its client runs under your session. If Dropbox has been having trouble connecting on a distribution using NetworkManager with WiFi, it may be because Dropbox starts trying to connect before the […]

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Stop Dropbox From Auto-Starting With Nautilus

Recipe from forums: http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=3329&replies=5#post-26819 the following 3 files make up the dropbox extension for nautilus  /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/libnautilus-dropbox.a  /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/libnautilus-dropbox.la  /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/libnautilus-dropbox.so I think they default to standard permissions of 644, with root as the owner and the group set to the root group. If you were to create a new group, like Dropbox, use chown to set the dropbox […]

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Remote Control a Linux Box Using Dropbox

Description Author: Goodevilgenius With this script, you can run remote commands on your computer from any machine using Dropbox. I use this with my Ubuntu box, but it should work on any POSIX compatible machine (any Linux, or UNIX variant, probably Cygwin) with cron (or similar). Setup Create a set of directories in your Dropbox […]

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