timebomb.py version 0.1 http://github.com/eaydin/timebomb Probably the only version that it'll ever be. About : Kills proccess that lived longer than specified time. Usage : timebomb.py <process-name> <minutes> Example : $ timebomb.py firefox-bin 20 Outcome : This will kill the process named firefox-bin if it has been running longer than 20 minutes. Crontab : You should probably add this to your crontab! Dependency : Standard UNIX tools : Python 2.4.x, pgrep, ps, kill etc.