NAME¶timeout - run a command with a time limit
SYNOPSIS¶timeout [ OPTION] DURATION COMMAND [ARG]...
DESCRIPTION¶Start COMMAND, and kill it if still running after DURATION. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
- exit with the same status as COMMAND, even when the
- command times out
- when not running timeout directly from a shell prompt,
- allow COMMAND to read from the TTY and get TTY signals; in this mode, children of COMMAND will not be timed out
- also send a KILL signal if COMMAND is still running
- this long after the initial signal was sent
- 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
BUGS¶Some platforms don't curently support timeouts beyond 2038
AUTHOR¶Written by Padraig Brady.
REPORTING BUGS¶GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
COPYRIGHT¶Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
SEE ALSO¶kill(1) Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/timeout>
|March 2015||GNU coreutils 8.23|