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box-linux-sync - A naïve []( Linux Client

An unofficial attempt to create a Linux synchronization client because does not provide one.


This software is alpha quality and you should keep away from it if you are sane enough. Unless you want to test and improve it, then you’re more than welcome to try it.


File synchronization is currently done using the WebDAV interface provided by There is also a [Python API]( available but I haven’t started to mess with it.



$ cd ~/path/of/your/choice $ git clone git://

Installation via Pip is not currently available. Let’s wait for a proper release, OK?.


###### Check environment and setup box-sync and it’s dependencies:

$ cd ~/path/to/box-linux-sync/bin $ ./box-sync check && ./box-sync setup

###### Edit ~/.noiselabs/box/box-sync.cfg to fit your preferences:

$ vim ~/.noiselabs/box/box-sync.cfg

; box-sync.cfg [main]

; Path to your Box sync dir. Use a relative path to place this dir ; inside $HOME or an absolute path. Default: Box box_dir = Box

; Wether to use a WebDAV filesystem to synchronize your local and ; remote files. Default: true use_davfs = true

###### Start synchronization via Davfs:

$ ./box-sync start

###### Stop synchronization:

$ ./box-sync stop

###### Send box-sync into oblivion when you get tired of it.

This just removes box-sync configuration files and the repository, not your personal files (unless you have configured the box_sync dir to be inside ~/.noiselabs).

$ ./box-sync uninstall $ rm ~/path/to/box-linux-sync


This application is licensed under the LGPLv3 License. See the [LICENSE file]( for details.


Vítor Brandão - <> ~ []( ~ [](

See also the list of [contributors]( who participated in this project.



Release date: UNRELEASED

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Release date: 15-Mar-2010

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