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A super simple experiment that creates a chatbox out of your Dropbox folder.
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This is a super super simple experiment that creates a chatbox using Dropbox. Just share the folder you cloned it in and run chat.rb.

Read more about it in this blog post.


Ruby and any gems you might not already have on your system. If it complains about a missing gem, run this

gem install [gem name]

Running it

Put this somewhere in your Dropbox folder and share the folder with your friends.

After that simply run:

ruby chat.rb

Enter your nickname and start typing :).

Quiting it

Just press:

ctrl + c

Known issues

Dropbox will probably create some conflicting copies of 'chat.txt'. Nothing to worry about, you can delete them if you want.

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