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timeout - Send a signal to a program after a certain time
timeout [-s signal] seconds program [args]
timeout executes a program (with arguments args) and sends a signal to
it after a certain amount of seconds.
Signal to send to the spawned process. This can be a numerical
or symbolic ID. This defaults to TERM.
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-
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