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How to use selective sync on Fedora 30?

Explorer | Level 4

Dropbox doesn't seem to have any UI on linux anymore (or maybe just not on Fedora 30?) and while the command line is kind of ok, it doesn't have an option or command to setup selective sync. How do we do that?

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Re: How to use selective sync on Fedora 30?


Hello @Ted M.2! Thank you for raising a thread for this question. 

To exclude the folders from syncing to your desktop, you can use the commands offer here. If you’d like to get the full Dropbox desktop app on your Fedora 30, you need to use one of the following desktop environments:

  • GNOME shell (may need the TopIcons extension to get the tray icon)
  • Unity
  • GNOME Classic
  • XFCE with the corresponding Nautilus dependencies

+ These additional requirements, when applicable:

  • GTK 2.24 or higher
  • Glib 2.40 or higher
  • Libappindicator 12.10 or higher
  • Nautilus 3.10.1 or higher

Hope this helps! 

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Re: How to use selective sync on Fedora 30?

Explorer | Level 4

Top Icons fixed the UI problem, and the `dropbox exclude` command is good too. Thanks Fiona


Re: How to use selective sync on Fedora 30?

Star Collaborator | Level 18

Hi @Ted M.2,

Commands are described here. But... face without mouth Can you describe, what exactly happens? Might be some error message or... Did you install the package? thinking face Try run Dropbox application in command line using "dropbox start -i"... check if there is some error message or something like...

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