[Pseudo instruction] How to access Dropbox from the command line in Linux

To use Dropbox Uploader, download the script and make it executable.

$ wget https://raw.github.com/andreafabrizi/Dropbox-Uploader/master/dropbox_uploader.sh
$ chmod +x dropbox_uploader.sh

To configure Dropbox Uploader

$ ./dropbox_uploader.sh

Follow the instruction in terminal, go to the link https://www.dropbox.com/developers/apps.



Click create app. Choose Dropbox API, Full Dropbox, name your app for instance Myuploader. Then click create button. This page will appear after you have clicked create button. Click Generate button to generate access token. Copy that onto terminal and press enter.



Or you can follow step by step as I did in the images below to generate access token.


To list all contents in the top-level directory:

$ ./dropbox_uploader.sh list

To upload a local file to a remote Dropbox folder (where ~/IDL_TOOL/data is the path to the directory on my local machine that I want to upload, SSP2016/data is the path to the folder on my dropbox cloud I want to store my files):

$ ./dropbox_uploader.sh upload ~/IDL_TOOL/data SSP2016/data

To download a remote file from Dropbox to a local file:

$ ./dropbox_uploader.sh download SSP2016/data ~/IDL_TOOL/data

To download an entire remote folder (for instance in this case is manuals) from Dropbox to a local folder (we save it under the same name: manuals):

$ ./dropbox_uploader.sh download Documents/manuals ./manuals

To create a new remote folder on Dropbox (whitepapers is the new folder we want to create under the main folder: Documents):

$ ./dropbox_uploader.sh mkdir Documents/whitepapers

To delete an entire remote folder (including all its contents) on Dropbox:

$ ./dropbox_uploader.sh delete Documents/manuals 

Access dropbox command line


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