Possibly related to this previous question, I would like to be able to run a task for a specified amount of time, then stop/kill it, then start it again.
Specifically, I run the Folding@Home application on my Linux workstation. Periodically, it will have trouble logging-in to the home server, and will sit idle for a long time, but not release memory/resources it has claimed (yes, I realize this is likely a bug in the tool, but I can't fix that currently). Typically just the act of killing and starting the tool will allow it to check-in again.
So, I would like to be able to run something like:
run_for <time> ./fah6
Does such a tool exist, or should I write a wrapper than nukes the
fah6 client after, say, a week and restart it?