Mobile broadband from the command line in Ubuntu

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”.

Managing amavisd-new quarantine from the command line

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 […]

Remove residual config files in Ubuntu – A one liner

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 […]