Dropbox on Linux: How to

Dropbox LogoSo you want to install Dropbox and sync your files over the cloud but you don’t know how to do it because you’re running your machine under Linux. Fortunately there are ways to install Dropbox in your machine.

Here’s how:

1. If your Distribution has a package manager, check it first. Search for Dropbox in it. This method will save you time in tinkering with the command line or reading this post! :)

2. If you don’t have a package manager (like cs50 Appliance :)  ), you can try and use this method. This method will involve tinkering with some commands. Don’t worry, you can just copy and paste this to your terminal.

First, lets download Dropbox using the command line interface (CLI). To do it, type:

On a 32-bit machine:

cd ~ && wget -O – “https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86″ | tar xzf -

On a 64-bit machine:

cd ~ && wget -O – “https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64″ | tar xzf -

Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder by typing (or pasting) this command:

~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

After you have followed and typed this commands, the Bropbox windows will now open! Enjoy syncing!