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Date:      Thu, 27 Jan 2011 08:47:07 -0500
From:      Eitan Adler <lists@eitanadler.com>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: OT: How to set a timeout for a process
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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Aryeh Friedman
<aryeh.friedman@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a script that may or not hang (the reasons why it hangs are
> unimportant here) and need to call it from an other script and need to
> say if it hangs to give up after X seconds and just continue the
> script (no harm done if it fails)

or in addition to my previous answer use /usr/ports/sysutils/timelimit


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Eitan Adler



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