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Simplest way to remove trailing zeros of decimal numbers

This is a simple method I found to remove or strip trailing zeros of a decimal number. The function accepts the decimal number and return the trimmed value back. It removes all the redundant zeros in the number after the decimal point and if no number othe …

Create a table like another table or from a select query

There are some cases where we need to create a table similar or exactly same as another table. The easiest and best way is use create table along with additional parameters. We can create a table similar to another table without data and with data. Creat …

Service Engineer/System Administrator Interview Questions

This is not my code alone.  It was the group effort of Vivek Ram, Cijo George, Sandeep Unni and mine during our epic preparation for Yahoo!. I am just putting it open for others who would be looking for this information. Convert all lower case to upper  …

Get the nth Word from a text field in mysql

I had a requirement to get the nth word out of a string and sort or order by the same. This is used when the text is stored in a purticular format and you would want to order it according to that or group it or so on. So how is it done? We do it using a  …

Generate Date from a range in Mysql and pad the results where no date is present

If you want to generate dates, MYSQL doesn’t have a range function, so I wrote a work around for the same. So how  it works is I have reused a code to generate numbers from my previous post. So I added date function to that query and reduce the generated  …

Check the port in which the Mysql is running on

Mysql can be configured to run other ports other than the default port (of 3306). So what will you do when you need to find the port on which a mysql server runs on. If you don’t have access to the server files and can access the server only using the mysq …

User Level Threads

User level threads is created for light weight threads. It needs to be controlled, context switched and swapped by the process. To the Operating System it is only one process without any threads. Here is one implementation of it: q.h





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Display row number in Mysql Select Query

How many times did want to have the row number or the position of the row in the selected query? I had many cases where I needed this feature. I needed the feature for printing the rank of a person where each row is the mark of the person. So lets see how  …

Automatic Command Archive

The default command storing size of ubuntu is 500 commands. It stores the commands in home folder in the file “.bash_history” . The problem is 500 commands is too short of a size. One method is to increase the command size to a large value by changing the  …

Web page Performance for a Blog – Part 1

I have always under the notion that page performance for big websites or websites that have a sole server and various resources like CDN and load balancers. So I wanted to know if this is true. I set out to try web page performance my blog. I just wanted t …