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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for timeout (redhat section 1)

timeout(1)			       The Netatalk Project			       timeout(1)

NAME
       timeout - Send a signal to a program after a certain time

SYNTAX
       timeout [-s signal] seconds program [args]

DESCRIPTION
       timeout	executes a program (with arguments args) and sends a signal to it after a certain
       amount of seconds.

OPTIONS
       -s signal
	      Signal to send to the spawned process. This can be  a  numerical	or  symbolic  ID.
	      This defaults to TERM.

EXAMPLES
       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 seconds.

netatalk 1.5pre7			   19 Jul 2001				       timeout(1)


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