Help talk:Frequently Asked Questions

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Setting up symlinks for Dropbox on non-Windows systems

Open the command-line interface for your OS. For linux, type in:
ln -s ~/.kolmafia /path/to/dropbox/folder/KoLmafia

For a Mac, type in:
ln -s /Library/Application\ Support/KoLmafia /path/to/dropbox/folder/KoLmafia

Setting up symlinks for Dropbox on a Mac

If you're using a Mac, and the section above made no sense, here are step-by-step instructions that will get you there.

  • Open This is in /Applications/Utilities, or you can just use Spotlight to find it.
  • Open Finder, and navigate to the folder containing your Dropbox folder.
  • In Terminal, type "cd ", then drag the Dropbox folder onto the Terminal window, then press Enter.
    • Leave the quotes out for all of these commands and make sure to include the trailing space. Copy-pasting the commands is advised.
  • In Terminal, type "ln -s /Library/Application\ Support/KoLmafia KoLmafia", then press enter.
  • You now have a symbolic link, and Dropbox will back up your mafia settings files.

My suggestion; we just create a "Dropbox" page here on the wiki, link to that from the FAQ, add the external link to the text above, and call it a day. Any other input? --StDoodle (#1059825) 02:30, 19 June 2010 (UTC)-- 02:29, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

That seems like a better solution than what we have right now -- I kinda added (rather sloppily) the question on a whim, and it looks like everyone else has just been building off of that foundation. --Heeheehee 03:59, 19 June 2010 (UTC)