Remove Old Package Configuration Files in Ubuntu

September 21, 2011 by · 6 Comments
Filed under: command line, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

Many software packages in Ubuntu come along with a package configuration file. These files are used to control various settings for their particular package. In most cases, there is no reason to keep these files around after you've removed a package from you system. They get removed from your system along with the software package if you happen to use the apt-get purge command or if you mark it for "Complete Removal" in Synaptic. But what if you didn't do that when you removed the package? Read more

View Your Linux Distro Version From The Command Line

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Many different Linux distributions will display their version information in one place or another in the GUI. If you need to pull this information quickly, it may just be easier to open a terminal window and find it from the command line. Read more