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Re: [chat] Killing run away scripts

This one time, at band camp, Ken Foskey wrote:
>I have a program last compiled in May no significant change in data just 
>decided to loop,  Oracle update  lots of processes eventually crippling 
>the box,  the database is on the same box.    The whole thing took  36 
>hours to notice we were having 'issues'.   Big brother here we come.
>What I was thinking is how I can register a kill command after a couple 
>of hours.   This whole process takes minutes and if it is hours then it 
>has screwed up.   Is there anyway of doing this portably between unices.

use 'at'.

 % at now + 2 hours
 > killall -KILL someprogram
 > ^D

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