Using ownCloud on terminal only OS


#1

Hi!
I’m using ownCloud Server on FreeNAS and I want to use ownCloud Client in some other enviroments, like Debian or CentOS. My question is: Is owncloudcmd the only command that works in an OS that does not have a visual interface? Whenever I run owncloud (not owncloudcmd), it says QXcbConnection: Could not connect to display.


#2

Yes. Thats what the command line client was made for.


#3

Hmm, I see.
So there is no way to make it syncing in real time, right?
I have to rerun owncloudcmd everytime I want it to sync. Is that correct?


#4

Correct. Or you just install the visual interface to have the client running and lock the screen …
You can start owncloudcmd periodically via cron of course … or other scripted means. You could even trigger it on any file operation with some advanced linux scripting … therefor the demand was not there to have the client itself headless till now.


#5

Thank you, Sir. :grinning: