How to run Dropbox daemon in background? — Unix and Linux



I’m using Debian 6 and Dropbox. I followed these commands to install it.

When I run ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd — Dropbox works and stuff. Problem is that when I close terminal or, even worse, — reboot… Dropbox stops to work and I need to run that deamon again.

Are there any way I say to computer to automatically start that daeamon in background?

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Have you tried the python script linked below on that same website? It seems to be targeted to controlling the daemon. (I don’t have access to a debian-based machine ATM to try it myself though). – Hugo Apr 3 at 16:58
Thanks! I will try it. – daGrevis Apr 3 at 19:15
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If you’re running the daemon from your own account, start it at boot time with Cron. Run crontab -e to edit your crontab file and add the line

@reboot ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd
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