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    timeout for a perl script - Pls Help!


    Hi,

    i am a novice at perl.. just to check. If i have a cron that executes a perl script, that is it will perl xxx.pl. How can i have a timeout session for the perl script so that if the perl application hangs, the cron will not keep running.

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    I guess you should have asked this in the perl forum, cuz this is more of a perl coding thing and has been answered there before.
    See Timed Code Execution
    and Incrementing by the hour
    for examples.
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