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How can I install Copy on Ubuntu 12.04? I have a .tgz and I don't know what to do next.

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@Manuel I guess you got it wrong... he is not asking for copy command by a cloud file storage software from copy.com/home –  AurA May 24 '13 at 11:23

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Here is what I did. I downloaded the file into my Downloads folder, and then extracted it.

Once that was done, I opened the folder with file manager, and navigated to the x86 folder since I have Ubuntu 32bit installed, and clicked on CoypyAgent.

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And after I did that, I got the windows below, that will allow me eithr to login or create an account. Notice the tray icon.

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After that I copied the file to the desktop for easy access.

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Note: also included is the 64 bit file.

Edit: For 14.04

It also works !!

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You can also create a symbolic link of that executable, just right click that CopyAgent and then click send to desktop. –  AurA May 24 '13 at 11:26
This doesn't seem to work on 14.04. –  foxbunny Apr 29 at 16:31
@user189682 it does work in 14.04. See addition in my answer. –  Mitch Apr 29 at 16:36
@Mitch: Ok, after a bit of digging in htop, I see CopyAgent processes are running. I just don't see the indicator icon. –  foxbunny Apr 29 at 20:59

There's also have a simple instruction there: 24061068-How-do-I-install-Copy-for-Linux- but I found a more worker way for installing copy into system with_some_code_from_coderwall and LinuxMint_users_solutions there (rest of the instructions are from the terminal):

  1. Of course, have an account or Sign up at their website (through this link you will get 20gb free, I will get an additional 5gb) Sign up here

  2. Then go to /tmp folder and Download there the linux client wget https://copy.com/install/linux/Copy.tgz and extract it: tar xvzf Copy.tgz

  3. Then copy it to /opt folder (if you copy it you'll set the permission too) sudo cp -r copy /opt
    • Optionals, if you like to download a icon too

    • download it

    • compress it to 256х256 pixels and or then 1^ change its name to copycrane.png and copy it to /usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps or 2^ copy it to /opt/copy/, change its name to logo.png -- that out of this rather I'm not figured out

  4. Then run gtk-update-icon-cache in order to update your icon cache:

    sudo gtk-update-icon-cache /usr/share/icons/hicolor

  5. Create a ln for use a command: sudo ln -s /opt/copy/x86/CopyAgent /usr/bin/copy_agent /or ..x86_64.. there if you use 64-bit machine

  6. Create copy.desktop sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/copy.desktop and for x86 put this content on it:

    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment=Sync your files across computers and to the web
    GenericName=File Synchronizer

    for 64bit replase Exec=/opt/copy/x86_64/CopyAgent string

So copy copy.desktop to /usr/share/applinations If you want the automatic startup now its just insert the copy_agent command on your startup applications.

8) For console clienr execute the following command (one line) pay attention to the arguments which you must replace:

./CopyConsole -u=the_mail_you_signed_up_with -r=/home/your_linux_username/copy -p=the_password_you_signed_up_with

9) Let it run until you see:

Staring copy...success Logged in as user: 'the_mail_you_signed_up_with' Copy folder is: '/home/your_linux_username/copy' Press enter to exit

press ctrl-z to send the command to the background

You did it! you are now running copy.com client on your headless machine.

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To Uninstall:

open terminal in the installation folder of Copy and type:

sudo ./CopyCmd overlay remove

This should uninstall the overlay.

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Pleas note that "*So copy copy.desktop to /usr/share/applinations If you want the automatic startup now its just insert the copy_agent command on your startup applications.*" is a redundant error from the original Mint's forum post that even includes a typo error (there's no such thing as /usr/share/applination!). Since you're already creating the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications it isn't necessary to copy it again.

Said that, I couldn't make Unity recognize the entry with the supplied .desktop file, instead I choose to create the .desktop file in /home/{username}/.local/share/applications/copyagent.desktop with these parameters:

[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=1.0 Type=Application Name=Account Icon=copyagent.png Path=/opt/CopyAgent Exec=./CopyAgent StartupNotify=false StartupWMClass=CopyAgent OnlyShowIn=Unity; X-UnityGenerated=true

(Don't forget to feed the Path, Exec and Icon variables with your own values)

If nothing works, you can try using "Alacarte", the traditional menu editing tool from GNOME2 that should still work, you'll find it in the repos.

Also I would recommend to keep only the version of Copy we will be using, be it armv6h, x86 or x86_64.

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Simply Download , unpack and running it in terminal

 mkdir ~/opt
 cd ~/opt
 wget https://copy.com/install/linux/Copy.tgz
 tar -xvzf Copy.tgz
 rm ./Copy.tgz
 sudo ./copy/x86_64/CopyCmd Overlay install
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