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Scylla and Charybdis, timeout - Tools

The tools are developed under Linux with ESR's paradigm release early, release often in mind.
So you can consider this beta software, or alpha, or pre-alpha, or even worse ;)

Have a look in the download directory for all downloads.
As always here, all you get is the source. No binaries here.

timeout 0.0.3-20101021-011348

Execute a command or pipe only for a given duration.

⇒ ⇒ ⇒ The development shifted to another location. All future versions will be published at https://github.com/hilbix/timeout   ⇐ ⇐ ⇐

Timeout is a complete rewrite of a program which I had before. It is used to restrict the time duration a program runs. Note that the "timeout" command which comes with Debian Etch is seriously broken, therefor I had to create this one here.

Just call it as

timeout [-v] [-signal[@seconds]...] seconds [-|program [args...]]

Future (not yet implemented) plans:



version 0.0.3-20101021-011348

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Fixes for wrong return values.

Returns 127 in case of child exec fails.

Returns 210 on fork fails as it ought to (instead of -1 previously)

As always, nearly not tested at all.

version 0.0.2-20090110-011728

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Minor bugfix for output in pipe case

version 0.0.1-20081102-014209

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Bugfix: Idle mode was inverted

version 0.0.0-20081102-011558

(225939 bytes archive)

I needed this version as a replacement for the broken variant which comes with Debian Etch (which does not return the return value of the forked command).

License and Disclaimer

All you can see here is free software according to the GNU GPL.
Copyright (C)2000-2011 by Valentin Hilbig
Note that the software comes with absolutely no warranty of any kind.
You use the software at your own risk.
Valentin Hilbig cannot be hold responsible for any unintended damage,
lost data or malfunction of the software you can find here.

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