timeout



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NAME

       timeout - Send a signal to a program after a certain time


SYNTAX

       timeout [-s signal] seconds program [args]


DESCRIPTION

       timeout  executes a program (with arguments args) and sends a signal to
       it after a certain amount of seconds.


OPTIONS

       -s signal
              Signal to send to the spawned process. This can be  a  numerical
              or symbolic ID. This defaults to TERM.


EXAMPLES

       timeout 10 pap foo.ps
              Execute  "pap  foo.ps"  and send a SIGTERM if pap doesn’t return
              after 10 seconds.

       timeout -s HUP 60 sh
              Spawn a shell and send a hangup signal after one minute.

       timeout -s 9 10 evilprog
              Execute a program and KILL it if it doesn’t quit after  10  sec-
              onds.




2.0.2                             19 Jul 2001                       timeout(1)

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