Dropbox Syncing

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Dropbox is a service that allows syncing files/folders across many computers. This is a way to sync a webOS device to Dropbox. This is not a native dropbox client. It connects to a Windows PC that has dropbox installed and syncs the files to that PC's dropbox folder.

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How this method works

This uses Xorg Tools to setup the configuration and installs the following tools...

- Samba (filesharing)
- Optware (so that samba can be installed)
- Cron (for scheduling)

It uses existing 'rsync' to perform the dropbox syncing.


You need the following tools/knowledge to use this service...

- A dropbox account with client running on a Windows PC
- Need to know the IP address of the PC with dropbox client
- Helps to know how to setup Windows print/filesharing
-- though the wizard walks you through setup

How to install

- Install Xorg Tools. more on xorg tools here

Paste this in a terminal session or use webOS Quick Install Linux Command line...

cd /tmp && wget -qO- http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3812896/xt2.setup | /bin/sh

The menus are a mess right now. I'll be cleaning that up in time.

In Terminal app or in a Terminal session...

- Run 'xt' from linux

- plg) Plugin Menu

- dbx) Dropbox Menu

- dbi) dropbox initial setup

more later

Details on what is setup

These are the configuration files involved if you want to make manual changes.