Hello,

On 05 Oct 2006, at 17:50, Koprowski, A. wrote:

  Any ideas how to fix that? Or maybe there is a simpler solution to my goal?

Have you considered the Unix signal sigalrm?
See: http://alan.petitepomme.net/cwn/2006.01.03.html#2

Best,
Bruno

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