Dropbox Remote Install not working

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

I am trying to install the Dropbox feature. I am using a headless system, from a macOS computer to a Raspberry Pi 4 via Terminal without a screen or keyboard connected. When I choose "Remote config - working on a remote or headless machine", and do the "rclone authorize "dropbox", I get a local link "" which doesn't work on my headless install". How do I do a remote install? Thanks!

What is your rclone version (output from rclone version)


Which OS you are using and how many bits (eg Windows 7, 64 bit)

Raspbian Buster

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

please see above

A log from the command with the -vv flag (eg output from rclone -vv copy /tmp remote:tmp)

Waiting for Code...

You pick headless install on the box you are installing on.

And on another computer, like the one you posted this message on, run the authorize command and paste the code back in the original box.

You basically need a working computer with a browser to authorize rclone and that's what the headless option provides.

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Ok, understood. Thanks!

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