How-to Install box.com Sync Client on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS Easy Guide

February 13th, 2016 by thelinuxevangelist

box.com Sync Quick-Start for Ubuntu Linux




The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install a box.com Synchronization/Uploading “Naive” Client on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus LTS 32/64bit Linux.

Box.com adhere to the highest industry standards for security at every level of the Box experience. You can share, manage and access your content with confidence.

Security Features:

  • Single Sign-on
  • Account Settings and Global Controls
  • Comprehensive Reporting and Audit Trails
  • Sophisticated Data Encryption
  • Comprehensive Network Protection
  • Data Center Security and Availability
  • Faster Uploads With Box Accelerator
  • Your Privacy is Paramount

To the box.com Client Installation Guide for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS there is also Link to Getting Installed DropBox on Ubuntu Linux.

Install box.com Client for Ubuntu Linux - Featured

  1. Open a Terminal Shell emulator window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install box.com Client for Ubuntu Linux - Open Terminal
  2. Install Required Package:

    sudo su -c "apt-get install davfs2"
  3. Download Box Sync Linux Client:

    Get Box Sync Linux .zip
  4. How-to Install DropBox for Ubuntu Linux:
    Dropbox Ubuntu.

  5. Make the Box Sync Directory:

    mkdir $HOME/Box
  6. Check/Install Unzip

    which unzip

    In case it is Not there

    sudo apt-get install unzip

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  7. Extract Box .zip Archive:

    unzip -d $HOME/ $HOME/Downloads/box*.zip
  8. Installing box.com Sync Client:

    cd $HOME/box-linux-sync-master/bin

    Update Credentials

    echo "https://dav.box.com/dav [MYEMAIL] [MYPASSWORD]" >> /home/[MYUSERNAME]/.davfs2/secrets

    Update Url

    sudo sh -c 'echo "https://dav.box.com/dav /home/[MYUSERNAME]/Box davfs rw,user,noauto 0 0" >> /etc/fstab'

    To Change the Box Sync Directory Edit the Config File like

    nano $HOME/.noiselabs/box/box-sync.cfg
  9. To Start Syncronization of Box Directory with box.com Cloud:

    sudo ./box-sync start

    This need to be Done Before Starting to Put New Stuff into Box Dir…

  10. To Uploading New Stuff into box.com Cloud:

    cp [/path/2]/myStuff $HOME/Box/

    All the Stuff You put on the Box Dir is Automatically Uploaded into Your box.com Account.

  11. To Stop Synchronization of Box Directory with box.com Cloud:

    sudo ./box-sync stop
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