kill job started in crontab

Discussion in 'Command Line' started by rkoziol7, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. rkoziol7

    rkoziol7 Guest


    I have some job starting with crontab. It ends usually after a few minutes but sometimes hangs for a long time.

    I would like to automatically kill such jobs after - let's say - 20 minutes. How to achieve this effect? I wish I could start such a process with some parameter defining the maximum time for the job to run. In other words - maximum job time limit... Is this possible?

    Kind regards,

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