[K12OSN] disallowing multiple instances within a certian period.

Peter Hartmann ascensiontech at gmail.com
Tue Nov 15 05:38:21 UTC 2005

> I can pull out the script if you need.

Sure that would be great.


On 11/14/05, Sudev Barar <sbarar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/15/05, Peter Hartmann <ascensiontech at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Is there a way to disallow multiple instances within a certain period?
> > Say 10 seconds?  This would be SO useful to us and I imagine others as
> > well (especially for the apps that take a long  time to load.)  If
> > there isn't already this functionality in Linux then I guess there
> > could this be done by a daemon?  All the worst offending programs
> > would have to be run [daemon] [program].  Then daemon checks to see if
> > the user has executed the app in the period of time set by the user.
> > Does such a thing exist?
> In a peculiar situation we made a shell script which allowed each user
> to start only upto two instances of program. Then instead of launching
> program directly we made a launcher for shell script (assigning it
> same name and icons!!) and users were happy.
> I can pull out the script if you need.

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> Sudev Barar
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