TIMEOUT

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
BUGS
AUTHOR

NAME

timeout − run commands with a timeout

SYNOPSIS

timeout [ OPTIONS ] SECONDS COMMAND [ ARGS... ]

DESCRIPTION

timeout runs the given command as a child process. If the execution of the command takes longer than the specified number of seconds, the process is killed.

If the process is killed or otherwise terminates abnormaly, the exit status of timeout is 255. Otherwise it is the exit status of the child process.

The command may be empty, in which case timeout terminates immediately with exit status 0.

timeout does not search the PATH for the command. You must specify the complete path of the executable (as printed by ‘which COMMAND‘ ).

timeout itself never writes to standard output (unless called with --help ). All messages go to standard error.

OPTIONS

−−help

Print usage summary and exit.

BUGS

Please report any bugs you find to the author (see below).

AUTHOR

Edwin Steiner <edwin.steiner@gmx.net>

Please include the word ’timeout’ in the subject line when contacting me.