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How do I timeout a slow event?

by faq_monk (Initiate)
on Oct 08, 1999 at 00:29 UTC ( #744=perlfaq nodetype: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Current Perl documentation can be found at

Here is our local, out-dated (pre-5.6) version:

Use the alarm() function, probably in conjunction with a signal handler, as documented Signals and chapter 6 of the Camel. You may instead use the more flexible Sys::AlarmCall module available from CPAN.

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