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I suspect the shared hosting you had used rlimit or ulimit to set the resources available to a process - for CGI scripts, this can be set with the RLimit* directives in apache, for system commands such as your cron jobs, have a poke around the various manpages for ulimit/rlimit/setrlimit/etc The correct or most appropriate ones depend on which OS and version you're running.

A quick flick through CPAN finds the psh perl shell has a ulimit function, but nothing much else. You might want to look in closer detail at the Proc:: hierarchy in case there's something useful hidden in there, if you'd rather do it within the script rather than in the shell that calls the script.

the hatter


In reply to Re: script suicide? by hatter
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