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Four Years Later: Symlinks and Dropbox for Backup and Restore
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Four Years Later: Symlinks and Dropbox for Backup and Restore

> Note: This post is about is a homegrown solution to backups/restores I developed four years ago [https://jacobsalmela.com/2016/12/15/using-dropbox-for-an-easy-restore-of-all-your-computers-settings/] , not the newly-announced Dropbox Backup [https://www.dropbox.com/features/cloud-storage/computer-backup]. I originally developed this method for four reasons: * restoring from backups was never a
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Send Commands To All Installed Printers
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Send Commands To All Installed Printers

Using a simple for  loop, you can send a PJL command [https://jacobsalmela.com/change-the-serial-number-on-hp-printers-using-printer-job-language-and-netcat-ftp/] to all of the printers installed on your machine.  For instance, if you wanted to change the display message [https://jacobsalmela.com/freak-out-your-friends-by-changing-the-ready-message-on-hp-printers/] on all your networked HP printers, you could loop through all the
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