How to Install Sync Client on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS 32-64bit Linux Step-by-Step Easy Guide

May 7, 2014 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist.

Getting-Started with Client for Xubuntu Linux

Hi! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install a Synchronization/Uploading “Naive” Client on Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS i386/amd64 Linux. 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.

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

To the Client Installation Guide for Xubuntu 14.04 LTS there is also Link to Getting Installed DropBox on Xubuntu Linux.

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  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).


    Install Client for Xubuntu Linux - Open Terminal

    In case first see: Terminal QuickStart Guide.

  2. Install Required Package:

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

    Box Sync Linux .zip
  4. Make the Box Sync Directory:

    mkdir $HOME/Box
  5. Extract Box .zip Archive:

    unzip -d $HOME/ $HOME/Downloads/box*.zip

    But if you are in Trouble to Find the Location on Terminal then See: How to Access Downloads Folder from Browser.

  6. Installing Sync Client:

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

    Then amend the Script with the nano Editor:

    nano ./box-sync

    And Change the First line in:


    Last, Ctrl+x to Save & Exit from nano Editor.
    And then run the Installation Script:

    sudo python2 ./ install

    Update Credentials

    echo " [MYEMAIL] [MYPASSWORD]" > /home/[MYUSERNAME]/.davfs/secrets

    Update Url

    sudo sh -c 'echo " /home/[MYUSERNAME]/Box davfs _netdev,rw,user 0 0" >> /etc/fstab'

    To Change the Box Sync Directory Edit Config File

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

    ./box-sync start

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

  8. To Uploading New Stuff into Cloud:

    sudo cp /[path/2]/FILE1 $HOME/Box/

    All the Stuff you put on the Box Dir is Automatically Uploaded into the Account.

  9. To Stop Synchronization of Box Directory with Cloud:

    ./box-sync stop
  10. How to Install DropBox for Xubuntu Linux

    Installing DropBox for Xubuntu

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