For people who want to use their HSDPA connection from the command line in Ubuntu – Perhaps you have a server you want to use it on, or perhaps you want to do it from the command line for the craic – This is for you.
There are 3 files involved “/etc/ppp/peers/provider”, “/etc/chatscripts/pap” and “/etc/ppp/chap-secrets”.
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Just a quick one today. It seems to be a recurring problem for me that every once in a while I want to go into Amavisd-new’s quarantine and look for false positives (not that there should be any if it’s setup right). There are a number or graphical ways of doing this but most of them aren’t available in the Ubuntu repositories. The 2 that I could find are Horde-sam and Webmin’s Clamav module (which I have used before and is pretty easy to use if you are command-line averse). I didn’t want to add another service in order to keep resource usage as low as possible so I set about finding a way to check each email from the command line. So firstly to cycle through every quarantined email use the following command in the quarantine directory (normally /var/lib/amavis/virusmails in Ubuntu):-
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I have spent literally hours over the last year or two searching for an elegant way to remove configuration files left over from package installs, in a command line environment, with Ubuntu.
Googling would provide a frustrating list of solutions that would either involve installing extra packages, using a complicated command line, or script, solutions that I would never be happy with and would “redo” the search again, each time I wanted to perform the same task, in the hope of finding something better.
In the end Aptitude and Xargs were my friends. Without further ado ….
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