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Manual Reference Pages  -  SLOTH (1)

NAME



   sloth - slow down a process


CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



   sloth [DELAY(ms)] [PROGRAM or PID]


DESCRIPTION



   Sloth allows you to slow down a process by specifying (in
   miliseconds) the delay. It slows down the process by sending
   SIGSTOP & SIGCONT signals to the process over a very fast
   period of time, giving the appearance of a slower application.
  
   The number given (as the first command line argument) will be
   the wait period before stopping and unstopping the process.
   The actual time between a stop and an unstop is DELAY * 10.
  
   The second parameter can either be the name of the program
   (with all command line args) to spawn, or the PID of a
   currently running process. So, if the second parameter is
   all numbers, sloth will assume it’s PID, if there are any
   letters, sloth will attempt to execute it.


EXAMPLE



   # sloth 5000 ines Pirates.nes
  
   This command will run the emulator ’ines’ with the game
   ’Pirates’. Every 5000ms it will send a SIGSTOP (effectively
   pausing the game) wait for 50,000ms (n*10), then send a
   SIGCONT, continuing the process where it left off.




   # sloth 8000 4172




   This command will slow PID 4172 so that it is stopped
   for 80,000ms every 8000ms.


ABOUT



   Written by: Nick Jennings <nick@namodn.com>
   Homepage: http://www.communityprojects.org/apps/sloth/


BUGS Report bugs to: Nick Jennings <nick@namodn.com>

COPYRIGHT



   Copyright � 2002 Nick Jennings
   This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.
   There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS
   FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


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