dropbox: remove conflicted copies
If you have Dropbox installed on several machines, sometimes one of the clients litter your Dropbox folder with conflicted copies. Their number can be up to hundred(s). How to get rid of them?
First, locate the conflicted copies:
$ cd ~/Dropbox # or wherever your Dropbox folder is $ find . | grep "conflicted copy"
Investigate the result and make sure they can be deleted.
# one more check: $ find . | grep "conflicted copy" | while read i; do echo $i; done # if you are absolutely sure, delete them: $ find . | grep "conflicted copy" | while read i; do echo $i; \rm "$i"; done
Notice that “
$i” is between quotes since these filenames contain spaces.