[Gllug] Imposing a delay in a pipeline

- Tethys tethys at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 16:17:58 UTC 2010

On Tue, Apr 13, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Andy Millar <andy at andymillar.co.uk> wrote:

> #!/bin/bash
> while read line ; do
>    ( sleep $1 ; echo $line ) &
> done

With the amount of data I'm talking about, starting a new process per
line would quickly bring the machine to its knees...


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