LXer: Linux Shell:Timeout

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Published at LXer: Sometimes it’s useful to write a bash script that do something like “Do this job, if it’s still running after XX second kill it”, how to implement this in a normal bash environment ? Nothing simpler: Use the timeout shell command to achieve this. From its info page: timeout runs the given COMMAND and kills it if it is still running after the specified time interval. Let’s see how to use it. Read More... (HowTos)