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Re: no way to stop the time bomb "sleep 100; echo BOOM"?


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: no way to stop the time bomb "sleep 100; echo BOOM"?
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 09:24:07 -0500

> Fellas, I was a bit disturbed to find that there is apparently no way
> to stop the ticking time bomb:
> 
> $ sleep 100;echo cant stop the time bomb... BOOM

Because they're two separate commands.  You need to figure out a way to
have them treated as a unit.  Something like

        ( sleep 100; echo ...)
or
        sleep 100 && echo ...

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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