Dropbox File Path via Shell Or Similar?

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Thu May 15 15:49:23 EDT 2014


<yawn/> wow.  I ignore a thread and this happens, lol.


On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 9:45 PM, Stephen MacLean <smaclean at madmansoft.com>wrote:

> Forget I wrote that... after seeing the other responses.
>
> Best,
>
> Steve
>
> On May 14, 2014, at 9:41 PM, Stephen MacLean <smaclean at madmansoft.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hi Scott,
> >
> > If you just want to access the files, that are local to you:
> >
> > /Users/<yourusername>/Dropbox/
> >
> > It's just like any other folder on your mac.
> >
> > You can get that by doing Command - i or get Info
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > On May 14, 2014, at 4:33 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at tactilemedia.com> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> On 5/14/14 12:55 PM, "J. Landman Gay" <jacque at hyperactivesw.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>> 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.
> >>
> >>
> >> Actually, I'm trying to work out a solution for myself, not for other
> >> users, and this is for local files with Dropbox installed, not using the
> >> web service.  Pretty sure the cryptic string is based on the filename as
> >> it's different for every file in the same folder, and replacing a file
> >> with one of the same name generates the same shared link.
> >>
> >> A right-click on the file is able to retrieve this link, so I'm hoping
> >> there's some way to do this through the system.  Because there's a bit
> of
> >> delay before the link is revealed, I'm guessing there's a web/server
> query
> >> going on behind the scenes.  The dropbox.py script is supposedly able to
> >> grab the link, but again, only on Linux it seems.
> >>
> >> Maybe the Dropbox gurus out there (Guglielmo?  Andre?) can chime in and
> >> say if this is hopeless.
> >>
> >> Thanks for the responses.
> >>
> >> Scott Rossi
> >> Creative Director
> >> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
> >>
> >>
> >>
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