Store .kde Directory in DropBox?

Clay Weber claydoh at
Sun Aug 1 21:55:45 UTC 2010

On Sunday, August 01, 2010 05:46:46 pm Lindsay Mathieson wrote:
> 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.

You might try only syncing ~/.kde/share, that should avoid the cache and temp 


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