TIMEOUTSection: User Commands (1)
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NAMEtimeout - run a command with a time limit
SYNOPSIStimeout [OPTION] NUMBER[SUFFIX] COMMAND [ARG]...
Start COMMAND, and kill it if still running after NUMBER seconds. SUFFIX may be `s' for seconds (the default), `m' for minutes, `h' for hours or `d' for days.
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
- -s, --signal=SIGNAL
- specify the signal to be sent on timeout. SIGNAL may be a name like `HUP' or a number. See `kill -l` for a list of signals
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
If the command times out, then exit with status 124. Otherwise, exit with the status of COMMAND. If no signal is specified, send the TERM signal upon timeout. The TERM signal kills any process that does not block or catch that signal. For other processes, it may be necessary to use the KILL (9) signal, since this signal cannot be caught.
AUTHORWritten by Padraig Brady.
REPORTING BUGSReport timeout bugs to email@example.com
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report timeout translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
The full documentation for timeout is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and timeout programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info coreutils aqtimeout invocationaq
should give you access to the complete manual.
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