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I got tired of going to the dropbox website to find the public link for files I put in the Public folder. On Windows you can simply right click–>get Public link, but I’m running LinuxMint with Dropbox version 2.0.22 which doesn’t support this (among many other things like Pausing a sync…)
Anyway I wrote a script that you can just drag your files onto and it’ll pop up a box showing you the public link. In Linux, a script alone can’t do this, but a script and a .desktop file can call a script to do it. Here’s what I got:
Save the following in a text file called “getPublicLink.sh” inside your Dropbox/Public folder. Make sure it has permission to run (right-click the file–> properties –>permission and check the box to allow it to run)
#!/bin/bash publicLink=$(dropbox puburl $1) zenity --info --text $publicLink
Now create a new text file named “Get Public Dropbox Link”. Paste the following there, be sure to change your username, mine says “adam” yours does not and this will make it not work. Save it in the Dropbox/Public folder and give it permission to execute as well. Here’s the file:
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=/home/adam/Dropbox/Public/getPublicLink.sh Name=My Application Icon=/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/status/aptdaemon-update-cache.png #Required for double-click running and Drag-andDrop files into this icon. #reference: http://linuxcritic.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/anatomy-of-a-desktop-file/ Name[en_US]=Get Public Dropbox Link
Now you can simply drag files from your public folder on top of the “Get Public Dropbox Link” file and a window will pop up showing you the public link. from here, simply copy and paste that link to where ever you need.