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)