Package: timeout (1.19-1) [universe]
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Original Maintainers (usually from Debian):
- Debian Forensics (Mail Archive)
- Christophe Monniez
It should generally not be necessary for users to contact the original maintainer.
- Homepage [www.porcupine.org]
run a command with a time limit
timeout executes a command and imposes an elapsed time limit. When the time limit is reached, timeout sends a predefined signal to the target process.
Please note that recent coreutils (>= 7.5-1) provide a timeout binary as well so you probably won't need this package anymore nowadays.
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