OT: Free Hosting for Big files. SOLVED

Hal Burgiss hal at burgiss.net
Mon Apr 26 01:48:45 UTC 2010

On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Jose Luis Alarcon Sanchez
<jlalarcon at inmail24.com> wrote:
> Specially thanks to the replies that discover to me Dropbox. It looks
> like a really useful and reliable tool for share and synchronize files.

One thing maybe not fully discussed is that the dropbox looks just
like part of the native filesystem:

halb at honey:~/Desktop$ ls -laF Dropbox/
total 28
drwxr-xr-x  5 halb halb 4096 2010-03-14 19:19 ./
drwxr-xr-x  6 halb halb 4096 2010-04-22 20:55 ../
-rw-r--r--  1 halb halb   29 2010-03-14 19:19 .dropbox
-rw-r--r--  1 halb halb 1268 2010-02-11 06:28 Getting Started.rtf
drwxr-xr-x 15 halb halb 4096 2010-04-22 16:02 NewClient/
drwxr-xr-x  3 halb halb 4096 2010-03-14 19:19 Photos/
drwxr-xr-x  2 halb halb 4096 2010-03-14 19:19 Public/

That is my local system. If I 'cp' a file to the NewClient directory
within the Dropbox directory, that file is actually copied to the
dropbox server behind the scenes and is immediately available to
everybody I am sharing with on this project without them having to do
anything, which includes 1 diehard Mac User, and 2 semi-clueless
Windows users (and of course me on Ubuntu). It integrates into all
those filesystems and Desktops.  Very useful for sharing in certain


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