I am using a dropbox headless install as described here: https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/install-linux
It is installed and running ok as far as I can tell. My files are staying in sync.
I am using the dropbox.py CLI to check the file status. I was expecting to see the sync status, but instead, every file I check, it says "unwatched". However, synchronisation is working ok as far as I can see.
The meaning of the output of this command does not seem to be documented.
$ /usr/local/bin/dropbox.py filestatus ~/Dropbox/testfile.xyz
The CLI documentation does not go into the possible outputs of filestatus and what it means:
I am working in a terminal so cut and paste is equivalent to a screen shot.
Here is some more - let me know what you would like to see.
$ ls -l ~/.dropbox-dist/
drwxr-xr-x. 6 xxx dropbox 12288 Nov 6 12:55 dropbox-lnx.x86_64-61.4.95
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 xxx dropbox 100 Nov 6 12:55 dropboxd
$ cd ~/Dropbox
$ /usr/local/bin/dropbox.py status
Up to date
$ /usr/local/bin/dropbox.py filestatus
(It lists all my dirs and files under ~/Dropbox but I removed most of them for brevity and privacy.)
When I modify a file and check with my web browser I see the file is modified so syncing must be working.
my device was rebooted yesterday and this issue persisted.
I really just want some better documentation on the output of the filestatus command - maybe everything is ok? It looks odd though.
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