>>>>> "kl" == kevin lyda <kevin at suberic.net> writes:
kl> fine so far. now, for any given test foo shouldn't take more
kl> then around 10 minutes. how can i kill foo if it takes longer
kl> then 20 seconds via a shell script. note, this is a bourne
kl> shell script and can't take advantage of gnu extensions to
kl> utils or in bash.
If you have job control, you could write a script that backgrounds it,
sleeps for 20 seconds and then does kill %+, which should kill the
last-spawned job. Plain Bourne shell doesn't have job control
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