So today I decided it was (finally?) time to get a dropbox account. The windows install went fine, but it appears that the linux version is geared up for GUI and not command line config. I had the following requirements:
- Put the dropbox folder in a place of my own choosing
- make it work without a GUI
so BEFORE installing dropbox, create a link to the place where you want files to be.
jason@server:~$ ln -s /data/documents/files/dropbox/ Dropbox
Then install dropbox.
sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox
And the first part was done, now I needed to hook up the install, as this was telling me
$ dropbox start $ dropbox status Waiting to be linked to an account...
so after some more digging, I found that I needed to start the dropboxd app manually and watch the output. so:
$ /var/lib/dropbox/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd This client is not linked to any account... Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id=19b...........................a7&cl=en_US to link this machine.
So, I went to that URL in the webbrowser I was already logged in with, it asked for my password – and then authenticated!
Client successfully linked, Welcome Jason!