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TIMELIMIT(1)                                                      TIMELIMIT(1)



NAME
       timelimit  - spawn a subprocess and if(3,n) the child does not finish within
       the time(1,2,n) limit either kill(1,2,1 builtins) it, or exit(3,n,1 builtins), leaving the child in(1,8) the  back-
       ground.

       netpipes 4.2


SYNOPSIS
       timelimit [ -v ] [ -nokill ] time(1,2,n) command args


DESCRIPTION
       timelimit  is  used  to limit the amount of foreground wallclock time(1,2,n) a
       process consumes.  Once the time(1,2,n) limit expires timelimit will kill(1,2,1 builtins)  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 time-
       limit 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(1,3,5) 2 of the License, or (at  your
       option) any later version.

       This  program  is  distributed  in(1,8) the hope that it will be useful, but
       WITHOUT ANY  WARRANTY;  without  even  the  implied  warranty  of  MER-
       CHANTABILITY  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(3,n) not, write(1,2) 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/



                               February 12, 1998                  TIMELIMIT(1)

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