watermint toolbox - The multi-purpose utility command-line tool for web services

team content member size

Count number of members of team folders and shared folders


watermint toolbox stores credentials into the file system. That is located at below path:

OS Path
Windows %HOMEPATH%\.toolbox\secrets (e.g. C:\Users\bob.toolbox\secrets)
macOS $HOME/.toolbox/secrets (e.g. /Users/bob/.toolbox/secrets)
Linux $HOME/.toolbox/secrets (e.g. /home/bob/.toolbox/secrets)

Please do not share those files to anyone including Dropbox support. You can delete those files after use if you want to remove it. If you want to make sure removal of credentials, revoke application access from setting or the admin console.

Please see below help article for more detail:

  • Dropbox Business: https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/third-party/business-api#manage

Auth scopes

Dropbox Business: View information about your Dropbox files and folders
Dropbox Business: View your team group membership
Dropbox Business: View your team membership
Dropbox Business: View your Dropbox sharing settings and collaborators
Dropbox Business: View structure of your team’s and members’ folders
Dropbox Business: View and edit content of your team’s files and folders
Dropbox Business: View basic information about your team including names, user count, and team settings


For the first run, tbx will ask you an authentication with your Dropbox account. Please copy the link and paste it into your browser. Then proceed to authorization. After authorization, Dropbox will show you an authorization code. Please copy that code and paste it to the tbx.

watermint toolbox xx.x.xxx

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1. Visit the URL for the auth dialogue:


2. Click 'Allow' (you might have to login first):
3. Copy the authorisation code:
Enter the authorisation code


Please download the pre-compiled binary from Latest Release. If you are using Windows, please download the zip file like tbx-xx.x.xxx-win.zip. Then, extract the archive and place tbx.exe on the Desktop folder. The watermint toolbox can run from any path in the system if allowed by the system. But the instruction samples are using the Desktop folder. Please replace the path if you placed the binary other than the Desktop folder.


This document uses the Desktop folder for command example.



cd $HOME\Desktop
.\tbx.exe team content member size 

macOS, Linux:

$HOME/Desktop/tbx team content member size 

Note for macOS Catalina 10.15 or above: macOS verifies Developer identity. Currently, tbx is not ready for it. Please select “Cancel” on the first dialogue. Then please proceed “System Preference”, then open “Security & Privacy”, select “General” tab. You may find the message like:

“tbx” was blocked from use because it is not from an identified developer.

And you may find the button “Allow Anyway”. Please hit the button with your risk. At second run, please hit button “Open” on the dialogue.


Option Description Default
-folder-name Filter by folder name. Filter by exact match to the name.  
-folder-name-prefix Filter by folder name. Filter by name match to the prefix.  
-folder-name-suffix Filter by folder name. Filter by name match to the suffix.  
-include-sub-folders Include sub-folders to the report. false
-peer Account alias default
-scan-timeout Scan timeout mode. If the scan timeouts, the path of a subfolder of the team folder will be replaced with a dummy path like TEAMFOLDER_NAME/:ERROR-SCAN-TIMEOUT:/SUBFOLDER_NAME. short

Common options:

Option Description Default
-auto-open Auto open URL or artifact folder false
-bandwidth-kb Bandwidth limit in K bytes per sec for upload/download content. 0 for unlimited 0
-budget-memory Memory budget (limits some feature to reduce memory footprint) normal
-budget-storage Storage budget (limits logs or some feature to reduce storage usage) normal
-concurrency Maximum concurrency for running operation Number of processors
-debug Enable debug mode false
-experiment Enable experimental feature(s).  
-extra Extra parameter file path  
-lang Display language auto
-output Output format (none/text/markdown/json) text
-proxy HTTP/HTTPS proxy (hostname:port). Please specify DIRECT if you want skip setting proxy.  
-quiet Suppress non-error messages, and make output readable by a machine (JSON format) false
-retain-job-data Job data retain policy default
-secure Do not store tokens into a file false
-verbose Show current operations for more detail. false
-workspace Workspace path  


Report file path will be displayed last line of the command line output. If you missed command line output, please see path below. [job-id] will be the date/time of the run. Please see the latest job-id.

OS Path pattern Example
Windows %HOMEPATH%\.toolbox\jobs\[job-id]\reports C:\Users\bob.toolbox\jobs\20190909-115959.597\reports
macOS $HOME/.toolbox/jobs/[job-id]/reports /Users/bob/.toolbox/jobs/20190909-115959.597/reports
Linux $HOME/.toolbox/jobs/[job-id]/reports /home/bob/.toolbox/jobs/20190909-115959.597/reports

Report: member_count

Folder member count The command will generate a report in three different formats. member_count.csv, member_count.json, and member_count.xlsx.

Column Description
path Path
folder_type Type of the folder. (team_folder: a team folder or in a team folder, shared_folder: a shared folder)
owner_team_name Team name of the team that owns the folder
has_no_inherit True if the folder or any sub-folder does not inherit the access permission from the parent folder
is_no_inherit True if the folder does not inherit the access from the parent folder
capacity Capacity number to add members. Empty if it’s not able to determine by your permission (e.g. a folder contains an external group).
count_total Total number of members
count_external_groups Number of external teams’ group

If you run with -budget-memory low option, the command will generate only JSON format report.

In case of a report become large, a report in .xlsx format will be split into several chunks like follows; member_count_0000.xlsx, member_count_0001.xlsx, member_count_0002.xlsx, …

Proxy configuration

The executable automatically detects your proxy configuration from the environment. However, if you got an error or you want to specify explicitly, please add -proxy option, like -proxy hostname:port. Currently, the executable doesn’t support proxies which require authentication.