How to Access your Box.com Account from Ubuntu the Easy Way. This is a guide on How to Access your Box.com Account from Ubuntu the Easy Way Box.com offers 1GB of free online storage, accessible from anywhere. I use them to back up important files like ebooks I’ve paid for and don’t want to lose. Which got me thinking… how to access my files directly from Ubuntu?
If you have Box.com account, you can easily connect to it and manage the files directly from Ubuntu Terminal. This made possible with a package Cadaver. Cadaver is a webdav client for Linux. With this tool we can connect to Box.com account and manage our files. For more information, please visit Cadaver website. Cadaver command supports auto complete using Tab button.
Turns out there is a really easy way to mount your box.net account. Go to Places \ Connect to Server:
You will be presented with this dialog:
For the User Name, enter your own username. Don’t use my username. For Server, enter www.box.net/dav
You can put whatever you want for the “Name to use for connection” textbox. That is the name that will appear on the desktop icon:
Double-click the icon, and you will be presented with an authentication dialog box asking you to login:
ubuntu-budgie@ubuntu-budgie:~$ cadaver https://dav.box.com/dav
Authentication required for dav.box.com on server `dav.box.com':
Once its connected, you should have this on your command line
To open the help menu, type “help” without quotes.
ls cd pwd put get mget mput
edit less mkcol cat delete rmcol copy
move lock unlock discover steal showlocks version
checkin checkout uncheckout history label propnames chexec
propget propdel propset search set open close
echo quit unset lcd lls lpwd logout
help describe about
Aliases: rm=delete, mkdir=mkcol, mv=move, cp=copy, more=less, quit=exit=bye
That’s it. Now you can open and manage your Box.com from Terminal.
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