Discuss Dropbox Developer & API
I wonder if it is possible to tell when dropbox is syncing programmatically,
ideally indirectly via c++
for example let's assume that when dropbox is syncing it writes a tinly .txt or .xml etc file somewhere in its programFiles directory
a developer can check that file (read only) and get dropbox status?
or via the dropbox api??
No, unfortunately Dropbox doesn't offer a way to check the client status programmatically, but I'll pass this along as a feature request.
Thanks for sharing that additional information @Здравко . Please note though that that socket itself is not officially documented and is not considered an officially supported API for third parties to use to interact with the Dropbox desktop client, so I can't recommend using it. (It's meant for the dropbox.py script we offer for managing the client on Linux via the CLI. One could technically program against the commands offered by that script, but it's not meant as a programmatic interface like the API is.)
I hope you can add to the feature request, "~/.dropbox/command_socket" related, also support for "~/.dropbox/iface_socket" socket. The second one isn't only available on Linux, but also on Mac. Documentation for, already available, interfaces would be helpful and could meet many applications in practice. These interfaces wasn't changed for least 4-5 years (might be more), so it's finally time to be documented (and got supported officially).
I know it's been a little more than a year; but I would like a programmatic way to access the Windows sync app status. Is there a way for the community to find out what feature requests are being considered and weigh in on them in some way?
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