Control Dropbox from Linux Terminal

If you find your remote PC with the graphical Dropbox client isn’t syncing, maybe you rebooted and the Dropbox dæmon didn’t restart since you didn’t login remotely to the graphical desktop. You can remotely restart Dropbox over SSH with the command

dropbox start

(no & needed)

You can find more Dropbox Linux Terminal commands.

When starting Dropbox this way, the Dropbox dæmon will stop when you logout over SSH, so be sure that when you issue the command over SSH

dropbox status

that you get reply

Up to date

before disconnecting from your remote PC SSH.