Setup Dropbox for system startup
The following instructions will get you setup to run Dropbox at system start. Below, also find instructions on how to install the Dropbox CLI.
# Login as root and go into home dir. sudo su && cd ~ # Download Dropbox depending on architecture (uname -a) and unpack. # You will need to repeat this "download and unpack" step for all users # on your machine that need Dropbox. wget -O dropbox.tar.gz https://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86 # 32 bit wget -O dropbox.tar.gz https://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86_64 # 64 bit tar xvfz dropbox.tar.gz # Create init file. touch /etc/init.d/dropbox chmod 0755 /etc/init.d/dropbox # Create config file, which will contain info about which system. # users to start Dropbox on. # Add to this file: # DROPBOX_USERS="user1 user2 user3" touch /etc/sysconfig/dropbox # Add Dropbox to startup. chkconfig dropbox on # Edit /etc/init.d/dropbox and paste in the contents of init.d below. vi /etc/init.d/dropbox # Start Dropbox -- note that you will be prompted to link this machine. service dropbox start # => This client is not linked to any account... # => Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id=123456 to link this machine.
Install Dropbox CLI
Here are the instructions on how to install the Dropbox CLI.
# Download Dropbox CLI wget -O /usr/bin/dropbox.py "https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/dropbox.py" # Make is executable. chmod a+x /usr/bin/dropbox.py # Run it to see options. dropbox.py