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Re: bash TMOUT for emacs

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: bash TMOUT for emacs
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2004 09:43:23 -0700
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Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Gentlemen, at the gala festival I have left emacs running and
> forgotten on a terminal that I can't even remember what room is in.
> Well, if emacs had a timeout setting, like bash's TMOUT, then I
> wouldn't need to worry that some perpetrator could molest my files.
>        TMOUT  If  set  to a value greater than zero, the value is
>               interpreted as the number of seconds  to  wait  for
>               input  after issuing the primary prompt.  Bash ter-
>               minates after waiting for that number of seconds if
>               input does not arrive.

Does this work?

(when (getenv "TMOUT")
  (run-with-idle-timer (getenv "TMOUT") nil 'kill-emacs))

Kevin Rodgers

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