Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Unix: Check unix/linux machine hardware configurations

$ uname -a
Linux 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jan 20 07:32:21 EST 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model  : 65
model name : Dual-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 2220
stepping : 3
cpu MHz  : 2800.098
cache size : 1024 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
core id  : 0
cpu cores : 2
apicid  : 0
fpu  : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp  : yes
flags  : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow pni cx16 lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy
bogomips : 5600.19
TLB size : 1024 4K pages
clflush size : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts fid vid ttp tm stc

Friday, June 25, 2010

Mac : check if my intel based Mac is 32-bit or 64-bit

1. Choose About This Mac from the Apple () menu in the upper-left menu bar
2. See what Processor it has.
3. Compare your Processor Name to information below to determine whether your Mac has a 32-bit or 64-bit processor.

Processor Name  
32- or 64-bit
Intel Core Solo
32 bit
Intel Core Duo
32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo
64 bit
Intel Quad-Core Xeon
64 bit
Dual-Core Intel Xeon
64 bit
Quad-Core Intel Xeon
64 bit

Source: Extracted from

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Unix: Running processes in parallel in unix shell

By using the ampersand '&' , we can run processes in parallel. Example 1: Consider the following script

for i=0; i<10;i++
 cat inp$i.txt;

The above script would run sequentially executing cat inp1.txt; cat inp2.txt; cat inp3.txt' ..... We can issue these processes in parallel by using '&' instead ';'

for i=0; i<10;i++
 cat inp$i.txt &

Example 2:

$ runprog1; runprog2; runprog2;

Above statement would execute sequentially.

$ runprog1&runprog2&runprog2&

Above statement would execute all in parallel

$ (runprog1; runprog2; runprog2;)&

Above statement would start processes sequentially and then execution is parallel.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Displaying the AJAX content in a separate window

Write the following piece of code in your call back function to display the AJAX content in a separate browser window.
function(data) {
var myWindow ='','Name of the Window','');;

Note: You need to make sure your browser pop up blocker has disabled.

CakePHP: remove cakePHP Flash messages using JQuery

Typically you would have all the cakePHP flash messages inside the div - alert_messages.

By using JQuery, we can remove these after intended time period.
The following example removes the cakePHP flash message after 5 seconds time period.

$(document).ready(function() {
  $('#alert_messages').animate({opacity: 1.0}, 5000).fadeOut();  

style.display=‘none’ doesnt work on option tags in Chrome, IE

We cannot set a style, display:none on OPTION TAG in Chrome and IE, It can be done in Firefox !

Kinda Solutions :

1. Use disabled attribute for the OPTION

2. If you want to remove them permanently, use removeChild to delete the option.

3. If you want them to show/hide, then u might have to save the removed options into a javascript variable.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

jQuery: Select all options in a Multiple-option Select Box

The following code will programmatically select all the options in a multiple-option Select box. Assuming you have jQuery setup.
$("#selectAllButt").click(function() {
  $("#mySelectList option").each(function() {

The following code will programmatically UN-Select all the options in a multiple-option Select box.
$("#selectNoneButt").click(function() {
  $("#mySelectList option").each(function() {

Friday, June 11, 2010

jQuery: Get checked checkboxes, radio buttons using Pseudo selectors

jQuery Pseudo Selectors are very efficient way to get the checked checkboxes or radio buttons.
The Pseudo Selector used is - :checked

Following are some simple examples to follow:
- returns a boolean true if checked or false
- returns a boolean true if unchecked or false
- programmatically check the desired.
- return the value of the checked radio from the 'myRadioGrpName' group.
- returns the count of the checked
- returns the count of the unchecked

Thursday, June 10, 2010

jQuery : Get the number of options in a select box

Using jQuery to get the number of options in a select box
$('#mySelectBoxId option').length;

Using jQuery to get the number of options that are selected in a select box
$('#mySelectBoxId option:selected').length;