boxfs for Ubuntu Precise Quantal ppa

Mon 17 September 2012 by Frank Lazzarini

Do you have a box.com Account. For those who do not know http://www.box.com, it is a cloud storage system just like http://www.dropbox.com but it uses an open standard API called OpenBox API. Domenico Rotiroti wrote a fuse driver called boxfs to mount your box.com account as a filesystem in Linux. Pretty awesome, if you compare it to Dropbox where you only sync from one folder to your Dropbox account. Well anyways over the past weekend I created a ppa repository to install boxfs onto Ubuntu in three easy steps.

  • First get python-software-properties (this will give you add-apt-repository)

    sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
    
  • Next register my ppa ppa:flazzarini/boxfs (hit ENTER when it asks you to)

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:flazzarini/boxfs
    
  • Do an update of your apt sources

    sudo apt-get update
    
  • And finally install boxfs

    sudo apt-get install boxfs
    

You should have everything you need, to get going. To mount your box.com account do the following.

cd ~
mkdir box.com
boxfs -u YouUsername -p YourPassword box.com/

To unmount simply do

umount ~/box.com/

For any bugs please report them to https://launchpad.net/~flazzarini/+archive/boxfs


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