The module "computing_env_info" of the Mastrave modelling library


Daniele de Rigo


Copyright and license notice of the function computing_env_info



Copyright © 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012 Daniele de Rigo

The file computing_env_info.m is part of Mastrave.

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Function declaration



[env_name, env_PID, env_path] = computing_env_info( )




Utility function to return the name env_name of the computing environment which is currently interpreting the function, its PID env_PID and its full filesystem path env_path .

GNU Bash shell required dependencies: grep, perl, ps, tr, which

Input arguments



Example of usage



   [env, pid, path] = computing_env_info
   % Obtaining details on the current computational env.
   [_, answ] = unix( sprintf( 'ps aux | grep %s', pid ) )
   % Inspecting which is the current CPU affinity of 
   % the running computational environment.
   [_, answ] = unix( sprintf( 'taskset -p %s',    pid ) )

See also:
   mtvroot, fileinfo, munix

   environment, filesystem, maintenance 

Version: 0.1.9




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Copyright (C) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Daniele de Rigo

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This document is also part of the book:
de Rigo, D. (2012). Semantic Array Programming with Mastrave - Introduction to Semantic Computational Modelling.

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