In both Owncloud and Dropbox, there is a command line client which allows the user to connect to file shares on a headless server. Dropbox has a tar file which you can extract and run which then offers up a URL allowing you to “link” that computer.
Owncloud has a debian package (owncloud-client-cmd) which offers a single use client which can run and synchronize an entire file share or a subset of those files.
In Nextcloud documentation, I can find nothing of the sort. Was it the choice of the Nextcloud project to omit this feature? Or does the Owncloud client work with Nextcloud? Are there any options available?
The reason I’m asking is that for my particular use-case I’m sharing server management tools and log files across a set of small server instances. Dropbox works pretty good, but they just implemented a limit to the number of clients one can connect in a free account. I don’t mind paying, but if there was a way to make use of Nextcloud in this way, I’d prefer to do that.
The latest discussion post I can find about Nextcloud supporting command line client access is from May, 2018, and it appears that this is a non-priority. However, I thought I would bring up the use case again to see if anything else has been reported which I’m not finding.
Note: trying to install nextcloud-desktop-cmd forces me to install a GUI (x11) which hopefully I can avoid doing.
Thanks in advance for any information I can learn about it.