How do I uninstall Dropbox Command Line?

On your site, you have a pretty good set of instructions on how to get the Dropbox command line installed. It's here:

Question this this..

How do I uninstall it? It's not as simple as just deleting the directories, is it? There some script or something I need to run to uninstall it? Danke.

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Greetings @JoeSiegler,

The following procedure should work for Debian-based systems, including Ubuntu.

Copy and paste the following commands one-by-one into your terminal window, hitting Enter after each command.

$ dropbox stop
$ dropbox status  # Should report "not running"
$ rm -rf ~/.dropbox-dist
$ rm -rf /var/lib/dropbox
$ rm -rf ~/.dropbox*
$ sudo apt-get remove nautilus-dropbox
$ sudo apt-get remove dropbox
$ rm /etc/apt/source.d/dropbox

If you would like to remove the files in your Dropbox folder from your hard drive, enter the following command into your terminal:

$ rm -rv ~/Dropbox

Be advised that this action will delete your local Dropbox folder. Any files in your local Dropbox folder that have not synced will not be available on

Linode Support Team

Hmm. That looks like the info from Dropbox's site. That doesn't match what I'm using, which was why I came here and asked.

The info on Linode's help page above has a different way to install, so I didn't think that list of steps would do anything.

This is your recommended install method…

cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -

If this is the install method, you should be able to simply delete the ~/.dropbox-dist folder that it created.



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