How to Auto-Mount Box.net to Linux Desktop
woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 7 16:41:24 UTC 2012
On 12/06/2012 05:10 PM, Sam Sebastian wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM, Dave Woyciesjes
> <woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net <mailto:woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:
> I've found 2 ways, for mounting a box.com <http://box.com>
> filespace on Linux. The first, through Nautilus works nice. The
> second uses devfs2 to mount into the filesystem.
> Has anyone here actually done this? I'm running 12.04...
> How to Auto-Mount Box.net to Linux Desktop
> Access box.com <http://box.com> (box.net <http://box.net>) from your
> Being the creator of this program I think I'll just leave this here;
> It's a terminal program that will download all of your files from
> Box.com to a directory that you choose; most of the info is in the
> README but I'll just summarize here;
> `boxlinux --setup` will set it up and auth you through the box website
> `boxlinux -u FILENAME` will upload a file to either the root directory
> or with the addition of the `--dir FOLDERNAME` to that directory.
> `boxlinux --sync` will download all of the files and folders into the
> directory setup with `--setup`
> There are also commands for downloading and listing files.
> Right now it doesn't check for when a file changes or for when a file is
> I'll add in deleting files and folders, also planning to add ability to
> make sharable links to files in your account, it was in previous
> versions but I recently changed a whole lot about the way the program
> works. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions or bugs!
Very interesting, thanks. But I'm going to try the route of using davfs
next. Mounting through Nautilus works & is nice for short term usage;
but some applications (like Thunderbird, trying to attach a file), can't
see that mount.
So, it looks like by using davfs, I can mount it to ~/box. Then I can
change ~/Documents so it's a symlink to ~/box, and use it like any other
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