Share folders and subfolders with Dropbox in Linux
Dropbox is a nifty little application that lets you sync and share files on the Internet and between several computers. Want to send a movie to a friend? Use Dropbox. Want to have a common folder for pictures that you and your girlfriend can update on different computers? Use Dropbox.
The problem with Dropbox is that you can’t share entire folders. Only individual links. That’s where dropbox-index comes in. Download the Python script and use it like this to share an entire folder of files:
Use -R if you have subdirectories in that folder that you’d like to share:
./dropbox-index.py -R /path/to/Dropbox/Public/folder
After you’ve done this, right-click on the index.html file that was created in the shared folder and choose Copy Dropbox public link. Share that link and the recipient will see a webpage allowing downloads for the shared files.