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Dropbox Command Line Interface (CLI)

Dropbox has some great functionality for their Unix client: Dropbox command-line interface commands: Note: use dropbox help to view usage for a specific command. status get current status of the dropboxd help provide help puburl get public url of a file in your dropbox stop stop dropboxd running return whether dropbox is running start start dropboxd filestatus get current sync status of one or more files ls list directory contents with current sync status autostart automatically start dropbox at login exclude ignores/excludes a directory from syncing Unfortunately this functionality is not extended to Mac OS X (Dropbox.app) or Windows (dropbox.exe). To show your support for this feature request, please vote it up here: https://www.dropbox.com/votebox/2713/command-line-interface or visit this thread and make your argument and/or show your support: http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=29158

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How to e-mail a Screen Grab / Screen Shot (Windows & Mac)

If you have a WINDOWS machine: 1) Hit the Print Screen key on your keyboard. It’s usually in the upper right and marked “PrntScrn” or “PrtSc”. 2) Try to Paste directly into a email you’ll send to us (either by holding down the “Ctrl” key and pressing the “V” key, or by right-clicking the blank screen and selecting “Paste”). If your email program doesn’t let you do that, then: 3) Click the green Start button on the lower left of your screen. 4) Navigate to All Programs -> Accessories, and open the Paint program. 5) Paste into the Paint program, either by holding down the “Ctrl” key and pressing the “V” key, or by right-clicking the blank screen and selecting “Paste.” 6) Save the file (from File -> Save) as a .JPG (choose “Save as type” JPEG). 7) Attach that file in an email. If you have a MAC: 1) Hold down the Shift key and the Command key (which may have an Apple logo and/or a “four-leaf clover” type symbol). Then, while still holding down these keys, press the 3 key. This will save the screenshot as a file on your Desktop. If you hit the 4 key instead, it will give you a target allowing you to drag a box around only the item that you want to take a screenshot of. 2) Attach that file in an email.

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