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TIMELIMIT

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: February 12, 1998
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NAME

timelimit - 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.

netpipes 4.2

 

SYNOPSIS

timelimit [ -v ] [ -nokill ] time command args

 

DESCRIPTION

timelimit 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.

 

EXAMPLES



 

SEE ALSO

netpipes (1)

 

BUGS

Find 'em. Send 'em in. I'll teach them to gnaw on my code!

 

CREDITS

Francis Liu <fxl@pulse.itd.uts.edu.au> suggested that I modify timelimit so that it doesn't SEGV when invoked with no arguments.

 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 1997-1998 Robert Forsman

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

 

AUTHOR

Robert Forsman
 thoth@purplefrog.com
 Purple Frog Software
 http://web.purplefrog.com/~thoth/


 

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SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO
BUGS
CREDITS
COPYRIGHT
AUTHOR




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