Install Dropbox and get the indicator in the panel in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

Unfortunately, upon installation of Dropbox, the indicator does not show the menu it normally does as on the Gnome desktop in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

To overcome this issue, open a terminal window and enter:

$ dbus-launch dropbox start -i& <enter>

Upon doing so, Dropbox starts and the indicator icon upon clicking will show the Dropbox . . . → Read More: Install Dropbox and get the indicator in the panel in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

How to get back missing Dropbox icon in the Ubuntu panel

I noticed that my dropbox icon went missing due to a bug in Dropbox. To restore it, I came across this post, and at the command line, had to issue following commands after opening a terminal window:

First, install libappindicator1 once by: $ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1 <enter>

Now, each time, the below commands need . . . → Read More: How to get back missing Dropbox icon in the Ubuntu panel

Best free cloud storage service for data with Linux support

If you want good storage with great synchronization support for Linux, you can try any of the following cloud storage services for your data:

Dropbox (2 GB free) Copy.com (15 GB free) mega.co.nz (50 GB free) SpiderOak (2 GB free)

The above 3 are very popular and have Linux Synchronization clients that make it easy . . . → Read More: Best free cloud storage service for data with Linux support

Use encdroid on android to encrypt and decrypt encfs folders in dropbox

Now that we created our encfs folder and synchronised it with Dropbox, it can be retrieved and used on any Android phone or device using encdroid.

Head over to Google Play and install encdroid on your Android device.

Start up encdroid. Select Import Volume from the Options menu and choose Dropbox. You will need to . . . → Read More: Use encdroid on android to encrypt and decrypt encfs folders in dropbox

How to use encfs on Linux to encrypt and decrypt data and sync with Dropbox

You can encrypt data locally on your computer using encfs. Although our ultimate goal is to move the data encrypted to dropbox and to be able to read it on our Android device.

Install Dropbox on your Linux computer before you proceed with the instructions below.

Open a terminal window in Linux.

Create the encrypted . . . → Read More: How to use encfs on Linux to encrypt and decrypt data and sync with Dropbox

How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Setup a free Dropbox account for yourself at https://www.dropbox.com/login

Download the deb file for your distribution from https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx and install, if you use Ubuntu, using: $ sudo dpkg -i dropbox* <enter>

Start it from Applications Menu->Internet->Dropbox. Next up, will be a screen as follows.

Figure 1: Dropbox daemon Start

Click on the Start button . . . → Read More: How to install Dropbox on Linux desktop

Which online data storage service should you use?

With advent of users having multiple devices and the need to consolidate data in a single place for it to be available on all those devices, online cloud storage services like Dropbox, Wuala, Google Drive, Skydrive, Box, etc have come up. I have only considered the free services.

Each of these services has their own . . . → Read More: Which online data storage service should you use?

How to split a large file in Linux using split command

At times, very large files need to be split into smaller fragments and then re-assembled. To split a file, open a terminal window in Linux and enter the following command: $ split -b 1000K largefile <enter>

where: largefile is the file to be split. 1000K means you want to split the file with each chunk . . . → Read More: How to split a large file in Linux using split command

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