[Tutor] Stopping function after given time
raduzator at volny.cz
Mon Oct 10 15:27:53 CEST 2005
Simple question: Is it possible to stop a running function after certain
Right now I have some home-made bash scripts for recording shows from net
broadcasted ogg stream, that use wget for stream downloading, and two "at"
jobs - one for first script (which prepares directory it's going to save to,
dumps info about it's own PID, and execs wget for actual download), second for
another script (which reads PID info dumped by the first script, uses it to
kill wget and performs some clean-up tasks).
I would like to convert this routine to Python using pycurl module, or maybe
even standard urllib.urlretrieve. Problem is, downloaded file is a stream
without end, so I have to stop the downloader manually, and I would prefer to
drop the "two scripts" approach - no more PID saving and process killing. I
want one clean package, which will start the download, let it run for some
time, and then stop it correctly. I just don't know how to time the download.
Can anybody give some sugestions, please? Is the threading way to go? Thanks.
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