Dropbox File Path via Shell Or Similar?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed May 14 15:55:06 EDT 2014

On 5/14/14, 1:59 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
> Right, I'm not looking to upload/download, I'm trying to get a
> Dropbox-formatted file path.

I had to deal with that in AirLaunch and I don't think it's possible 
without asking the user at least once. After you do that you can 
generate links using the same format, as long as the files are in the 
same folder as the one the user supplied.

Dropbox generates a different cryptic string for each folder. The 
general format is:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/<long random string>/filename.txt

As long as a file is in the same folder, you can use that URL and just 
replace the filename at the end with a different one. But since each 
folder has its own random string, you can't know what the URL will be 
for any other location.

The Dropbox app probably knows, but it isn't telling.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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