[kwlug-disc] Clock-time limits

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Wed May 6 23:32:33 EDT 2009


>
> I thought that atd might support time-limited execution in addition to
> delays and batching.  Some searching has not turned up any info in this
> direction.  Does anyone know if/how at(d) might be used to solve Chris'
> problem?
>

That is another option too. Something like this:

yourprogram -options &
CMD_PID=$!

at now +300 seconds
kill $CMD_PID

Or you can store the PID in a file and check that too.
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