[Israel.pm] Problem timing-out a system command when script runs in the background

Yuval Yaari yuval at windax.com
Sun Aug 29 03:34:53 PDT 2004

Thanks for your answer, this is something that I will always keep in mind.

I'm using v5.6.1 for this specific task (I know, I know, it's old).
Does your solution also regard this version?
Otherwise, what else might cause the problem?


Pinkhas Nisanov said:
> On Sunday 29 August 2004 04:31, Yuval Yaari wrote:
>> Sorry if the subject isn't descriptive enough.
>> I wrote a script that extracts archives (zip, tar, gz, bz2, etc)
>> recursivly. I had a problem with zip files that have a password, so I
>> just used the famous alarm trick (read: hack) to time it out.
> set environment variable "PERL_SIGNALS" to "unsafe", e.g.:
> export PERL_SIGNALS=unsafe
> look for "unsafe signals" at perldelta-5.8.1
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