How to run multiple Dropbox instances on Ubuntu/Debian/Linux Mint.


September 2013

  1. Create as many Dropbox accounts as you like on Dropbox.

  2. Install Dropbox using your respective package at: https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx

    You can also use the PPA:

     sudo apt-get install dropbox
    
  3. Add to startup applications (Menu → Preferences → Startup Applications) the following script per account:

     HOME=~/.dropbox-some-alias dropbox start -i
    

    If you have (3) Dropbox accounts, you would add one per account, changing the “some-alias” part.

  4. After you reboot your computer, you will be prompted to log in to the respective Dropbox accounts.

  5. Note that your Dropbox folders are accessible under ~/.dropbox-some-alias, so you could add Bookmarks or hotkeys to open them.


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