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SrcBox - Source code inside Dropbox

SrcBox is a cross platform tool to host personal private source repositories inside Dropbox folders that get automatically synchronized between operating systems, machines and backed up on the internet.

Although everything the tool does can be done manually, the goal was to make things simple and user friendly without having to remember a long list of DSVC commands and paths.


Some of the main features of SrcBox are:

  • Automatic SVC (git/hg) installation and configuration
  • Creating a new source repository inside SrcBox
  • Listing the repositories tracked by SrcBox
  • Cloning a repository from SrcBox
  • Importing an existing repository into SrcBox

For details, please consult the project's wiki.

Installation and Usage

The project's wiki contains a detailed installation, page, a full command reference and a list of samples and tutorials to get you started right away.

All of these can also be found in the project's user manual available at the releases section.

Very Basic Sample Usage

From computer A:

$ srcbox create my_world_chaging_project git
$ srcbox clone my_world_chaging_project

// Do some work
$ git add <some files>
$ git commit -m "Yay, ended world hunger!!!"
$ git push srcbox

From computer B:

$ srcbox clone my_world_chaging_project
// Do some work and push as previously

From computer A:

$ git pull srcbox master
// Do some work
// .....

For more, please see the samples and tutorials section in the wiki pages.

Supported Platforms

Fully supported:

  • Fedora
  • Linux Mint
  • Mac OS X
  • OpenSuSE 11.1+
  • Ubuntu
  • Windows XP SP2+

Partially supported:

  • Linux and *nix - Theoretically works. Requires manual git installation.
  • Windows before XP SP2 - Requires manual configuration.


Since I have only a limited number of distros at my disposal, I'd be grateful for testing SrcBox on others and providing feedback.

Also the partially supported platforms need some work to be fully supported. In the case of Linux distributions that should be only 3-5 lines of code to enable automatic git installation.

If you'd like to lend a hand, simply fork my repository, hack away and contact me when you'd like to merge something upstream.

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