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Installing Dropbox on Mageia7

Dropbox is a commercial cloud-based online file storage service. A Basic account provides 2GB of space at no charge. To begin installing Dropbox, go to their website and create an account.

Step 1. On your computer, install the Dropbox package.

$ sudo urpmi dropbox
This installs the Dopbox files and installs wget (if not already installed).

Step 2. Begin the Dropbox installation by downloading and installing the proprietary daemon.

$ dropbox start -i
After the daemon downloads, Dropbox will open a web browser to the Dropbox login page.

Step 3. Using your account information, you may log in. Dropbox will now take you to your personal Dropbox page and create the directory ~/Dropbox on your computer and open your file manager to that directory. Now, close all the open Dropbox windows.

Step 4. Make Dropbox run automatically when you log in.

$ dropbox autostart y

If you don't want it to run automatically, you can use the start and stop commands from the command line.

Setting Options
Use the Dropbox GUI to select any desired options. General option are available on your Dropbox homepage.

There are several Dropbox command-line interface commands, but most options and fine-grained control is only available from the GUI utility:

Note: use dropbox help to view usage for a specific command.

autostart    automatically start Dropbox at login
exclude      ignores/excludes a directory from syncing

filestatus   current sync status of one or more files

help         provide help

lansync      enables or disables LAN sync

ls           list current sync status of directory

proxy        set proxy settings for Dropbox

puburl       get public url of a file 

running      return whether Dropbox is running

sharelink    get a shared link for a file

start        start dropboxd

status       get current status of the dropboxd

stop         stop dropboxd

throttle     set bandwidth limits for Dropbox

update       download latest version of Dropbox

version      print version information for Dropbox



LAN Sync Explained


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