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Old 09-30-2008, 05:36 AM   #1
YSE
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Execution of a script to be stopped after "x" minutes of time


I have 2 scripts test1.sh and test2.sh which are embedded in main script Test.sh

Test.sh
===============================================
#We are currently in Test.sh
#Some commands
#After executing above commands, we need to execute test1.sh
./test1.sh
./test2.sh
================================================

In the above scenario, I don't want test1.sh to be executed completely, instead, after some "x" minutes, execution of test1.sh should be stopped and script test2.sh should be executed.

Please Note: I am not supposed to change contents of test1.sh.

Please let me know if this is possible.

Thanks a lot.

--YSE

Last edited by YSE; 09-30-2008 at 05:38 AM. Reason: Correction.
 
Old 09-30-2008, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hopefully this should help you out.

Quote:
./test1.sh &
sleep(30)
VAR=`ps x | grep test1.sh | cut -d" " -f1| head -1`
kill -9 $VAR
./test2.sh
So you get the idea..
 
Old 10-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by w3bd3vil View Post
Hopefully this should help you out.



So you get the idea..

Thank you w3bd3vil for the prompt response.

I tried executing the commands and test my script. But test2.sh is getting executed only after test1.sh is completely executed.
 
Old 10-01-2008, 01:00 AM   #4
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No need for all the scripting to get the PID of the backgrounded job. Use $! instead:

Code:
./test1.sh &
PID=$!
sleep 60
kill -TERM $PID
./test2.sh
I don't understand your comment about test2.sh getting executed after test1.sh is completely executed. You indicated in your first post you wanted test2.sh to being after x minutes. That's what the script above does (test2.sh starts 60 seconds after test1.sh started).
 
  


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