printing – Install foo2zjs Driver on MacOS X?

[Reposted from and]

I have a friend who uses MacOS X 11.2 Big Sur and she would like to print to an HP LaserJet 1018.

I use Ubuntu, and I just plugged in the printer to my spiffy System76 laptop’s USB port, waited a few seconds, got a pop-up message the printer was installed, and printed my stuff.

My System76 laptop uses the foo2zjs driver in CUPS for the printer, evidently, but I can’t figure out how to download/compile/install that driver on her OS X laptop. The website appears to be permanently down, so I can’t even download it from there. I installed HomeBrew and CakeBrew on her machine; a solution using CakeBrew would be just stellar.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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I have been lately an intensive Notion user which means that I love databases

So I’m trying to extrapolate that workflow to Finder and I am confident it’s possible via smart folders although I don’t know how to apply it

Could somebody show me how to set the filters inside a smart folder in order to show all the files inside without the ‘structural folders’

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hoping someone can help with this.

The current slow manual way of removing GPS data from images is to double click or manually open the image in the Preview App, go to {Tools} menu, click the {Show Location Info} menu option, click the [GPS] button, and finally click the [Remove Location Info] button, and then save the image. It’s OK in a pinch but gets tiresome quickly, especially if trying to process multiple images.

I was hoping that a “Quick Action” could be created with Automator or similar, so it can be used in Finder by right-clicking on one or more images and actioning a “Remove GPS Info” quick action.

Is this possible?

Thank you.

P.S. Running Catalina 10.15.7

macos – Applescript System Preferences automation

I’m working on automating setting system preferences, but I have a problem. This code should select Wi-Fi tab but scroll area 1 does not exist unless I click any element that belongs to scroll area manually. I tried emulating click with many external programs but even then I can’t access scroll area

tell application "System Preferences"
    reveal pane id ""
end tell
tell application "System Events" to tell application process "System Preferences"
    delay 1

    tell scroll area 1 of window 1
        select row 3 of outline 1
    end tell
end tell

Is there any other way to change Dock & Menu Bar settings or just to access scroll area items?

macos – Wake-on-LAN functionality seems to not be working (even local port scan)

I’ve enabled “Wake for network access” in my energy preferences. Then, I try to confirm that the UDP port is open:

$ sudo nmap -sU -p 9
Starting Nmap 7.91 ( ) at 2021-06-10 01:36 CDT
Nmap scan report for localhost (
Host is up (0.000079s latency).

9/udp closed discard

Is there something else I need to do to open up the WOL port?

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I’ve dug all over and I can’t find an answer to this:
When I run the system_profiler command on a macbook (Catalina) to grep a piece of info, I can’t seem to omit all of the SystemInfo-Accessories.
The specific command I’m using:

system_profiler -detailLevel full SPBluetoothDataType | grep "LMP Version"

And it DOES grep the LMP info I need, but first it hits me with several lines listing all of the bluetooth devices that have ever connected to the system.

Does anyone out there know how to omit the accessories from the results?

screenshot of terminal with command results

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