TIMELIMITSection: User Commands (1)
Updated: February 12, 1998
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NAMEtimelimit - spawn a subprocess and if the child does not finish within the time limit either kill it, or exit, leaving the child in the background.
SYNOPSIStimelimit [ -v ] [ -nokill ] time command args
DESCRIPTIONtimelimit is used to limit the amount of foreground wallclock time a process consumes. Once the time limit expires timelimit will kill the process unless -nokill is specified.
-v adds some diagnostic messages.
SEE ALSOnetpipes (1)
Find 'em. Send 'em in. I'll teach them to gnaw on my code!
Francis Liu <firstname.lastname@example.org> suggested that I modify timelimit so that it doesn't SEGV when invoked with no arguments.
COPYRIGHTCopyright (C) 1997-1998 Robert Forsman
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