Running wuala in background with no gui

I have finally found a solution for my problem described in older post. Today I have found out that you can run Wuala without GUI. To do this you have to call wuala with the following parameter.

wuala -nogui

But only this is not enough. You have to also login to your account, because Wuala won’t auto login in this case. I have created a bash script which runs Wuala and as soon as it is initialized it logs you in.


# Run Wuala with no GUI
wuala -nogui &

# Give Wuala some time to initialize
sleep 30

# Login

Change USERNAME and PASSWORD with your credentials and save this piece of code to /usr/bin/ Make it executable by calling sudo a+x /usr/bin/ After that you can put it to Startup Applications. But before you do that, you should setup your synchronization, because when Wuala starts in background you are not able to start another instance. To shutdown existing instance go to terminal and execute wuala shutdown.
You can also check status of the background process on the following address:

2 thoughts on “Running wuala in background with no gui

  1. works hilarious… just one question… is there a way to share new created folders with others in the same way you can by opening wuala-gui? As i see the only way would be to shutdown wuala-nogui and open a new instance by opening wuala and changing the access rights to whatever you want to… this is important for me because usually i use wuala as a cloud service to share my work stuff with oters.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *