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Saturday, September 22, 2007
Controlling the duration of scheduled jobs.
Terminating a job after a certain time, or after other criteria are met, usually involves having one process to run the job and another to monitor the completion criteria. In this tip you learn how to have a process manage the time while the real job runs. You also learn how to use the signal and trap facilities to terminate one of these tasks if the other finishes prematurely.