Friday, April 4, 2014

Terminal based drop box installation Procedure

How to install dropbox from terminal in Ubuntu 12/13/14

Dropbox is a cloud which became a handy-tool, especially for researches, to store online their research work. 
The demand was further enriched with the closure of ubuntuOne, which used to be favorite online cloud storage.

Here follows the procedure for the installation of dropbox:

Step 1: For 32 bit machines:

 cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86" | tar xzf -


For 64 bit machines:

cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf -

Step 2: Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.
~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
 
 
NOte: This procedure was tested on Ubuntu 12.04,Also, this procedure will work on any another Linux.