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Last active Dec 14, 2015

PushBullet notifications when files change in Dropbox
#!/usr/bin/env python
import time
import shelve
# dropbox uses posix paths and this script should work on windows too
import posixpath
from StringIO import StringIO
from dropbox import client, rest, session
import requests
# dropbox is case insensitive
# tailing / so that foo doesn't match foobar
if not WATCH_DIR.endswith('/'):
WATCH_DIR += '/'
shelf ='secrets')
if 'pushbullet_api_key' not in shelf:
shelf['pushbullet_api_key'] = raw_input('PushBullet API Key: ')
if 'api_key' not in shelf:
shelf['api_key'] = raw_input('Dropbox API Key: ')
if 'api_secret' not in shelf:
shelf['api_secret'] = raw_input('Dropbox API Secret: ')
sess = session.DropboxSession(shelf['api_key'], shelf['api_secret'], 'dropbox')
if 'token_key' not in shelf:
request_token = sess.obtain_request_token()
# Make the user sign in and authorize this token
print "url:", sess.build_authorize_url(request_token)
print "Please visit this website and press the 'Allow' button, then hit",
print "'Enter' here."
# This will fail if the user didn't visit the above URL and hit 'Allow'
access_token = sess.obtain_access_token(request_token)
shelf['token_key'] = access_token.key
shelf['token_secret'] = access_token.secret
sess.set_token(shelf['token_key'], shelf['token_secret'])
device_id = requests.get('',
auth=(shelf['pushbullet_api_key'], ''))\
client = client.DropboxClient(sess)
resp =
while True:
resp =['cursor'])
changes = []
for entry, meta in resp['entries']:
if meta is None or meta['is_dir'] or \
not (posixpath.split(entry)[0] + '/').startswith(WATCH_DIR):
file_ = StringIO(client.get_file(entry).read()) = posixpath.split(entry)[1]'',
auth=(shelf['pushbullet_api_key'], ''),
data=dict(device_id=device_id, type='file'))
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