"git blame" for Dropbox files
A Python command line tool which will convert the revision history of a Dropbox file into a git repository, so you can run git blame or git diff. Suggested by @cgranade.
pip install dropbox pyyaml ndg-httpsclient
drop itself is a standalone Python script; you can put it somewhere on your PATH, if you like!
drop blame /path/to/Dropbox/file
Syncs Dropbox revisions to a git repo and runs git blame. Any additional arguments will be passed to git blame.
drop cd /path/to/Dropbox/file
Syncs Dropbox revisions to a git repo and then opens a shell there, if you want to run diff or other operations. The commit messages contain Dropbox revision ids.
The first time you run drop you will be asked for configuration details to connect to Dropbox, which will be stored in ~/.dropblame/config.yml.
Note that this tool can only go back as far as the Dropbox API will allow, which is currently 100 revisions.
I’ve only tested this on Linux so far.