Installing dropbox on your EC2 machineΒΆ

You should start this tutorial at a prompt that looks something like this:

root@ip-10-82-233-6:~#

Type ‘cd’ to go to your home directory on your EC2 machine.

%% cd

Now, download the dropbox file:

%% wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download/?plat=lnx.x86_64"

Extract the file:

%% tar -xvzf dropbox.tar.gz

Run dropboxd:

%% ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd &

..and you should see a message like this:

This client is not linked to any account... Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id=XXXXX to link this machine.

Copy/paste that URL into your Web browser; log into dropbox; and voila! The directory ~/Dropbox will be linked into your home directory!


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