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texec - execute a program with a time limit


texec [ -tN | -sN | -mN | -hN ] [ -v ] program [ arguments ]


The texec program executes program with a specified time limit. If the program runs for longer than the maximum time, it will be terminated. This is useful for running regression tests with a compiler that may generate code with infinite loops. The default time limit is infinity. The arguments are passed to the program.


-sN Set the time limit to N seconds.

-mN Set the time limit to N minutes.

-hN Set the time limit to N hours.

-v Print the execution time when the program is terminated.

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