timelimit.netpipes(1) limit execution time of foreground tasks


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


timelimit.netpipes is used to limit the amount of foreground wallclock time a process consumes. Once the time limit expires, timelimit.netpipes will kill the process, unless -nokill had been specified.

-v adds some diagnostic messages.


remote$  timelimit.netpipes 5m faucet 3000 --out cat time-sensitive-info


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


Francis Liu <[email protected]> suggested that I modify timelimit so that it doesn't SEGV when invoked with no arguments.


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.

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Robert Forsman
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 Purple Frog Software