Monthly Archives: November 2012

Post to phpbb using WWW::Mechanize from CPAN

Unfortunately there is no module on CPAN that supports posting to a phpbb blog, so I did it with WWW:Mechanize. While it looked like a simple task, I had a very frustrating time getting this to work. The reason is … Continue reading

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Extract maintainer scripts (e.g. control files) from a Debian package

If you need to see the control files of a Debian package (conffiles, config, control, md5sums, postinst, postrm, preinst, prerm, template), run the following commands:

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Installing shellinabox on Debian stable (squeeze)

Shellinabox is a great tool that allows to open a terminal session (e.g. a shell) on your server through HTTP and/or Apache. It’s particularly useful when you are a network that doesn’t allow outgoing SSH connections, like in a many … Continue reading

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