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Old Unix and Linux 01-25-2013
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Timing a script

i have a very big script i have that i'd like to add a timeout to.

this script runs on a several remote host. i update this script with timeout clause and then copy it over to all the hosts on which it is currently on.

basically, i want the timeout to make the script abort/exit if it's running time is beyond a predeffined time.

this is a script written in bash.

i'm hoping something like this is possible.


timeout 60seconds () {



if [ timeout -ge 60 ]

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Using a recent Korn shell, the following seems to do what you want:

 ... ... ...
if (( SECONDS - st > 60 ))
then    exit

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