dbxcli: A command line tool for Dropbox users and team admins
- Supports basic file operations like ls, cp, mkdir, mv (via the Files API)
- Supports search
- Supports file revisions and file restore
- Chunked uploads for large files, paginated listing for large directories
- Supports a growing set of Team operations
Download pre-compiled binaries for Mac, Windows and Linux from the releases page.
Mac OSX Installation of pre-compiled binaries
These instructions aim to help both experts and novice
dbxcli users. Please submit an issue if they don't work for you.
- Make sure you download and place the binary in a folder that's on your
$PATH. If you are unsure what this means, go to step 2. Otherwise, skip to step 3
- Create a
bindirectory under your home directory.
$ mkdir ~/bin $ cd ~/bin
- Add the following line at the end of your
~/.bash_profilefile. Link with instructions on how to find this file
- Download the
dbxclibinary for OSX and rename it. IMPORTANT: Check that the tag
v2.1.1on the URL below is the latest release tag on the Releases page.
$ wget https://github.com/dropbox/dbxcli/releases/download/v2.1.1/dbxcli-darwin-amd64 $ mv dbxcli-darwin-amd64 dbxcli
- Finally, make the binary an executable file and you are good to go!
$ chmod +x dbxcli
Instructions for building yourself
For newcomers the go build process can be a bit arcane, these steps can be followed to build
- Make sure
- Create a Go folder. For example,
mkdir $HOME/.go. Navigate to it.
go get github.com/dropbox/dbxcli. That's right, you don't manually clone it, this does it for you.
cd ~/go/src/github.com/dropbox/dbxcli(adapt accordingly based on step 2).
Now we need to pause for a second to get development keys.
- Head to
https://www.dropbox.com/developers/apps(sign in if necessary) and choose "Create app". Use the Dropbox API and give it Full Dropbox access. Name and create the app.
- You'll be presented with a dashboard with an "App key" and an "App secret".
- Replace the value for
root.gowith the key from the webpage.
- Replace the value for
personalAppSecretwith the secret from the webpage.
Finally we're ready to build. Run
go build, and you'll see a
dbxcli binary has been created in the current directory. Congrats, we're done!
dbxcli is largely self documenting. Run
dbxcli -h for a list of supported commands:
$ dbxcli --help Use dbxcli to quickly interact with your Dropbox, upload/download files, manage your team and more. It is easy, scriptable and works on all platforms! Usage: dbxcli [command] Available Commands: cp Copy files du Display usage information get Download a file ls List files mkdir Create a new directory mv Move files put Upload files restore Restore files revs List file revisions rm Remove files search Search team Team management commands version Print version information Flags: --as-member string Member ID to perform action as -v, --verbose Enable verbose logging Use "dbxcli [command] --help" for more information about a command. $ dbxcli team --help Team management commands Usage: dbxcli team [command] Available Commands: add-member Add a new member to a team info Get team information list-groups List groups list-members List team members remove-member Remove member from a team Global Flags: --as-member string Member ID to perform action as -v, --verbose Enable verbose logging Use "dbxcli team [command] --help" for more information about a command.
--verbose option will turn on verbose logging and is useful for debugging.
We need your help!
dbxcli is under active development! As you can see from the API docs, we only support a small number of features today and have only scratched the surface of what's possible. We would love feedback from you, our users, to guide what to build next and how to improve the tool.
So please, file feature requests, report bugs or better yet, send us pull requests! More on contributing below.
- Step 1: If you're submitting a non-trivial change, please fill out the Dropbox Contributor License Agreement first.
- Step 2: send a pull request
- Step 3: Profit!