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RUNLIM(1)						      General Commands Manual							 RUNLIM(1)

runlim - a program to run benchmarks SYNOPSIS
runlim [ options ...] command [ arguments ...] DESCRIPTION
run is a tool that can be used to run and control benchmarks. It executes a given command with (optional) arguments, samples resource usage during the run, and kills the process (and its child processes) if a certain time and/or space limit is exhausted. Every 100 milliseconds, runlim takes a sample of the program's resource utilization, and logs status information to stderr every second. Optionally, the status can be logged to a file. Multi-threaded programs can be limited by setting a wall clock timeout. runlim follows the time accumulation scheme of GNU time for multi- threaded programs and programs that spawn multiple child-processes: time spent in each thread/child is summed up, unless you are only interested in walk clock time. OPTIONS
runlim accepts the following options: -h, --help Show summary of options. --version Show version of program. -o FILE, --output-file=FILE Overwrite or create FILE for output logging. -s NUM, --space-limit=NUM Set space limit to NUM megabytes. -t NUM, --time-limit=NUM Set time limit to NUM seconds. -r NUM, --real-time-limit=NUM Set real time limit to NUM seconds. -k, --kill Propagate signals. SEE ALSO
time(1), timelimit(1), timeout(1), time(7). AUTHOR
runlim was written by Armin Biere and Toni Jussila. This manual page was written by Thomas Krennwallner <>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others). February 11, 2011 RUNLIM(1)

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