What I'm trying to do seems very simple but I DON'T have any skills whatsoever to do this... I'm willing to learn though.
Basically I have installed Dropbox app on my server running cut down version of Ubuntu. No GUI is available.
If you're not familiar with Dropbox head over to their website at http://www.dropbox.com
Its basically file syncing app, you drop files into your Dropbox folder(s) and they get synced up to the cloud and other devices that are linked to your account. iPhones, Mac/Linux/Windows clients. Pretty awesome stuff.
Daemon of Dropbox is running and to get any sort of output/status from it you need to mess about with the command line via SSH.
Not very user friendly if you ask me.
Server is running web-server [Apache ], got PHP installed [5.2.11], MySQL & Python 2.7 if needed.
Now you probably know where I'm going with this...
I'd like to build nice looking front end to be able to perform very basic (for now) functionality on Dropbox. Example, to check if all my folders are synced up I need to issue this command:
/share/MD0_DATA/.qpkg/Dropbox/tools/dropbox.py filestatus /share/Dropbox/*
/share/Dropbox/!!!: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Backups: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Certs: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Docs: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Drivers Win7 x64: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Drivers WinXP x86: up to date
/share/Dropbox/ImageX: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Installs Win7 x64: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Links: up to date
/share/Dropbox/My Docs: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Photos: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Projects: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Public: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Scripts: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Shared_Folders: up to date
/share/Dropbox/Software: up to date
More commands are available:
[~] # /share/MD0_DATA/.qpkg/Dropbox/tools/dropbox.py help
Dropbox command-line interface
status get current status of the dropboxd
help provide help
puburl get public url of a file in your dropbox
stop stop dropboxd
start start dropboxd
filestatus get current sync status of one or more files
ls list directory contents with current sync status
Now what I know about PHP is that's server side so should be able to output what I need & nicely formatted if I press a button on the page. I'd probably like to have a button for each function above i.e. status, help, puburl etc
Question - where do I even start?