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I have several remote servers (without gui). I am using vim as my editor. On my desktop I sync my vim files (.vimrc .vim/plugins etc) with Ubuntu One. So I can use vim files on other desktops. But I want to use them also on my servers.

Can I use Ubuntu One without installing (apt-get install ubuntuone-client) 154 newly packages with 49.9MB of archives?

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You can, but it's GUI dependent from my understanding. So you'll end up with xserver on your server. –  Marco Ceppi Apr 22 '11 at 14:45

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Using Ubuntu One for managing dotfiles seems like an overkill. I prefer using Git (or any other version control system) to synchronize configuration between multiple machines. Thanks to this I can maintain the full history of changes, merge overlapping modifications easily, and get all the power that comes with version control when needed.

PS. If you like you can take a look at my dotfiles.

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+1 for a good solution. (Doesn't answer the question, but perhaps gets to the intent of the question.) –  belacq Apr 18 '11 at 7:02

It's not possible to run Ubuntu One headless without the GUI right now.

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Could you please explain why? –  pl1nk Jun 27 '12 at 22:56

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