|RUNALARM(1)||General Commands Manual||RUNALARM(1)|
runalarm - enforce a time limit on execution of a process
runalarm [ -h ]
runalarm [ -d ] [ -t timeout ] command [ args ]
runalarm tries to execute a command and, if the subprocess does not exit before a timer expires, tries to terminate that subprocess. Otherwise, the exit status of the command is returned.
Sending SIGALRM to runalarm before the timer has expired will cause the subprocess to be killed.
runalarm was written by Jamie Wilkinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, based on some Python code by Craig Silverstein
This program is copyright (C) 2000-2010 Google, Inc.
It is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0
|October 18, 2010||Google, Inc.|