Kira (bash-kira): a small bash script for killing programs which run too long.
The first time you run Kira, it begins watching the pids of a program.
The next time you run Kira, it will kill pids if they are still running.
Kira expects two arguments, the process-regex and the human readable program-name.
./kira.sh <process-regex> <program-name>
./kira.sh /usr/local/bin/uri2png uri2png
This example kills a program if it has been running for 1-2 minutes.
* * * * * /usr/bin/kira.sh /usr/local/bin/uri2png uri2png
Note: Cron does not support sub minute scheduling, but Kira should.
Kira manages two files:
- Kira tracks when/what is killed here.
- Kira stores pids currently being monitored here.