Installing dropbox on your EC2 machineΒΆ

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


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

%% cd

Now, download the dropbox file:

%% wget -O dropbox.tar.gz ""

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 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!

LICENSE: This documentation and all textual/graphic site content is licensed under the Creative Commons - 0 License (CC0) -- fork @ github. Presentations (PPT/PDF) and PDFs are the property of their respective owners and are under the terms indicated within the presentation.
comments powered by Disqus