Store .kde Directory in DropBox?

Lindsay Mathieson lindsay.mathieson at
Sun Aug 1 21:46:46 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2 Aug 2010 07:21:18 am Paul Lemmons wrote:
> On 07/31/2010 11:36 PM, Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> I don't know the answer right off for this but I would try it and see
> hat happens. If it breaks KDE, which I doubt, it is trivial to undo.  I
> would, however, offer a different solution. I suggest that the linking
> be done in the other direction. Let the .kde directory be the "real"
> directory and let the Dropbox/Directory be the link. (ie. ln -s ~/.kde
> ~/Drobox/wife.kde). This is how I put directories in my dropbox folder
> and it works like a charm.

Yes, That would be the normal direction, but I'm thinking ahead to keeping it 
synced on different PC's, e.g mine - so she can logon onto my PC and have her 
desktop nicely synced. A live backup as it were. Not so sure how well this 
will work in practice.

> Out of simple curiosity, though, why you would want that directory
> Dropbox'ed?

As above, also I have already setup a test setup for her on my PC, would be 
could to just sync it to he real PC.

There might be issues though, I haven't figured out how to stop it syncing the 
cache and tmp folders.

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