Setup dropbox without X

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Assume you are accessing your server remotely through SSH.

  1. Download the package, say you are using Ubuntu
$wget https://www.dropbox.com/download?dl=packages/ubuntu/dropbox_1.4.0_amd64.deb
  1. Install the package
$sudo dpkg -i *dropbox_1.4.0_amd64.deb
  1. Start Dropbox
$dropbox start
  1. You will get an url to link your computer here, copy-and-paste into your web-browser. Restart your dropbox, all set :]
$dropbox stop
$dropbox start

I tried to open the url with w3m or lynx inside the terminal but failed. It seems they don’t support Javascript well.