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API endpoint to create symlinks

API endpoint to create symlinks

Sam S.6
Explorer | Level 4

Currently, the Dropbox API will tell you if a remote file is a symlink and where it points to in the "symlink_info" field of the "FileMetadata". This is useful to know so we can either skip that file during download or create a corresponding local symlink.

 

However, the reverse does not seem to be currently possible: How do we create a symlink entry in the remote Dropbox folder? `files/upload` or `files/create_folder` are the only API endpoints that allow creating entries on the server and neither of them appears to support creating symlinks. Have I overlooked something or this currently just not possible?

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

The API doesn't offer the ability to programmatically create symlinks, but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though.

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