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#1 2012-05-03 08:29:22

Ragnarok
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Registered: 2011-11-29
Posts: 69

[TRICK] Dropbox: Sync folders/files outside of ~/Dropbox

You can easily sync files and folders outside of ~/Dropbox using symbolic links.

ln -s /path/to/file_or_folder ~/Dropbox

Here's an example:

ln -s /var/log/apt/history.log ~/Dropbox/Private

This creates a symbolic link in ~/Dropbox/Private pointing to /var/log/apt/history.log.

Q: What is a symbolic link?
A: A symbolic link is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory in the form of an absolute or relative path and that affects pathname resolution. Basically, they're like a shortcut to a file or directory.

Simple, yet extraordinarily useful.

Last edited by Ragnarok (2012-05-03 08:30:29)

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