I have a huge dropbox business account, and I'd like to sync one "deep" folder on a linux client. This folder is deep in the folder hierarchy, so for example the folder: "folder 1/folder 2/folder 3" is the ONLY one I want downloaded to the linux client.
No, I have not fully synced. that would take more than 10TB of data, of which I only need about 600GB (the one deep folder). I'm trying to avoid that huge, unneeded sync. So, this is a new, empty machine, that I've installed dropbox.py and activated - but has not synced.
Seems, you are thinking in exactly opposite way instead of what "Selective Sync" implementation assumes to. 🙂 As seems you have noticed (to some extent) that using command (or GUI) folder tend to be excluded, not included, so how exactly you can add a subfolder in a missing (excluded) folder?! 🧐 Try to do the same trick using GUI (not necessary on Linux). Do you able? 🙄 What's the problem? 😉 Using the command prompt is the same! Execute on command line the equivalent things you are doing on GUI. Unchecking particular folder means adding to "exclude list" and checking the same folder means removing from "exclude list". Take in mind that in GUI when you set check mark to a nested folder all containing folders receive check mark too. In console you have to do this by hand! This is NOT done by the control script for you! This could be object of improvements (not to say it's a bug). When adding folders you have to add nested folders from outermost to innermost folder... Or better opposite, instead of exclude all and after that to try add some of them, just exclude folders you don't want to be in sync locally. Nothing special, the same commands (even one less) in right order. 😉