Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
Dropbox not syncing at all - symbol in systems tray says it's syncing. No syncing icons on folders or files. "Latest changes" (or equivalent, my Dopbox speaks Swedish) shows: (none).
Shutting down and restarting
Emptying cage folder: .dropbox.cage
Searching the forums
Googling (frase suggestions are welcome)
Also, there are no symlinks, no folders beyond the limits, no weird filenames (which should only affect just the one file, right?).
Oh, and I have access to the internet
Take a look on the suggestion here: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Desktop-client-builds/Stable-Build-88-4-172/m-p/390479#M5662 If need, change the Dropbox folder according your place. So you can figure out possibly troublesome file(s). About latest changes, this is known 64-bit application BUG, but Dropbox don't care. 😢
... No syncing icons on folders or files. ...
... And the icons were there when Dropbox worked.
Of course, when Dropbox is turned off what kind of status you expect?
You can check status in Nautilus (again - when Dropbox is working!) or alternative command, without any limitation in files count:
(IFS=$'\n';base_path="";for i in `ls -R1 ~/Dropbox`; do if [[ "$i" =~ ":" ]]; then base_path=`echo "$i" | sed "y/:/\//"`; elif [[ "m$i" != "m" ]]; then dropbox filestatus $base_path$i; fi; done) | grep -vi "up to date"
Now "dropbox" gets executed for every one file and every time receives just one argument, so impossible to met too long command line. Drawback here is, as noted, "dropbox" is executed many times, no just one process, so everything becomes significantly slower (dropbox command is a script). Again - Dropbox has to run! Otherwise the only status you receive in terminal will be "unwatched".
So I shouldn't run that?
And hey, how did you know Dropbox wasn't running? I thought it was. "dropbox status" shows "Dropbox isn't runinng!"
And "dropbox start" returns "Dropbox isn't running! \n Dropbox is already running!"
That last one is very strange.
If "dropbox status" isn't working as you expect, try following:
ps --pid `cat ~/.dropbox/dropbox.pid`
If Dropbox runs, a line representing corresponding process will follows the header. Otherwise, only the header will be printed in terminal.
Generally, if you can see Dropbox' icon on system tray, that means the application works.
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