BASH – Extracting Subversion Log


Subversion Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000 by CollabNet Inc. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). Subversion is well-known in the open source community and is used on many open source projects.

Subversion was started in 2000 as an effort to write a free version control system which operated much like CVS but with fixed bugs and misfeatures in CVS. By 2001, Subversion was sufficiently developed to be capable of hosting its own source code. More information, including this above paragraphs, is here.

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BASH – vasp2xyz, a script to extract coordinates from VASP

Users of VASP are often familiar with the struggles/hardships to easily visualize the coordinates from the output file [OUTCAR]. To that effect, I wrote the following script [with help at a crucial stage from Pat Krogel, CEC @ MTU]. It expects OUTCAR & POSCAR from a calculation to be in the same folder and when successfully completed, it results in – containing frame-by-frame [corresponding to each (optimization) step] XYZ co-ordinates of the system.

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BASH – Wrappers For qstat In NPACI ROCKS 5.2.2

What is ROCKS?

Rocks Cluster Distribution (originally called NPACI Rocks) is a Linux distribution intended for high-performance computing clusters. It was started by NPACI and the SDSC in 2000, and was initially funded in part by an NSF grant (2000-2007) but is currently funded by the followup NSF grant. Rocks was initially based on the Red Hat Linux distribution, however modern versions of Rocks are now based on CentOS, with a modified Anaconda installer that simplifies mass installation onto many computers. Rocks includes many tools (such as MPI) which are not part of CentOS but are integral components that make a group of computers into a cluster. Installations can be customized with additional software packages at install-time by using special user-supplied CDs (called Roll CDs). The Rolls extend the system by integrating seamlessly and automatically into the management and packaging mechanisms used by base software, greatly simplifying installation and configuration of large numbers of computers. Over a dozen Rolls have been created, including the SGE roll, the Condor roll, the Lustre roll, the Java roll, and the ganglia roll.

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PHP – Computing Total Travel Distance From GPS Tracks

Amongst other things, I like to keep a detailed track of where I have been [especially during hiking in the woods, venturing into areas that I have never been before, etc.]. For this purpose, I have configured my Garmin GPSMap 60CSx to record location/date-time data every three seconds and a while ago, I described another API I wrote to store these track points in MySQL. Added advantage of this, as I have mentioned before in previous posts, is that it can be used for geotagging my photographs. For completeness sake, the MySQL table structure that holds track data is given below:

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CSS – Floating Next/Previous Links On Images

Why is this necessary, you ask? Ever since I first used PixelPost and deliciously delicious theme, I had been wanting to do something similar for my own photo gallery. Since PixelPost [nor any other photoblog software] ever came close to satisfying my needs, I ended up writing [still a work in progress to some extent] one on my own and the desire to have a jazzy Next and Previous links floating on images. Not reading through the CSS and trying to understand how exactly it was to be accomplished, I was under the [wrong] assumption that knowledge of Javascript was necessary/mandatory.

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MAC – Upgrading MacPorts

Wondering why is this necessary? Citing MacPorts,

An installation of MacPorts and the ports installed by it are only designed to work on a single OS release and a single CPU architecture. If you upgrade to a new OS version (e.g. from Tiger to Leopard) or migrate to a new machine with a different type of CPU (e.g. PowerPC to Intel), you may get lucky and have your ports keep working, but in general, things will break.

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