How to Install Sync Client on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial LTS Easy Guide

February 13, 2016 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial. Sync Quick Start for Ubuntu Linux

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

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

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

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

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

    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 see: How to Enable sudo

  7. Extract Box .zip Archive:

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

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

    Update Credentials

    echo " [MYEMAIL] [MYPASSWORD]" > /home/[MYUSERNAME]/.davfs2/secrets

    Update Url

    sudo sh -c 'echo " /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 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 Cloud:

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

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

  11. To Stop Synchronization of Box Directory with Cloud:

    sudo ./box-sync stop

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