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Upload a file via Dropbox API and CURL

Upload a file via Dropbox API and CURL

pirignao
New member | Level 2

Hi everybody,

Complete newbie here, so the answer will most likely be some sort of syntax error.

For work I am running scripts on a server and I would like to get the results automatically uploaded to some dropbox folder of mine.

Here is what I am executing, based on some random googling:

curl -X POST https://content.dropboxapi.com/2/files/upload --header "Authorization: Bearer <Access Token> " --header "Dropbox-API-Arg: {\"path\": \"/try/matrices.txt\"}" --header "Content-Type: application/octet-stream" --data-binary @"matrices.txt"

where of course <Access Token> is my OAuth 2 generated access token.

Here is what I am getting:

{"error_summary": "missing_scope/", "error": {".tag": "missing_scope", "required_scope": "files.content.write"}}

What does that mean?
Thanks!

 

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Re: Upload a file via Dropbox API and CURL

Greg-DB
Dropboxer

The 'missing_scope' error indicates that while the app is permitted to use that scope, the particular access token you're using to make the API call does not have that scope granted. Also, be aware that just adding a scope to your app via the App Console does not retroactively grant that scope to existing access tokens.

 

That being the case, to make any API calls that require that scope, you'll need to get a new access token with that scope.

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