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Re: timeout

From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: timeout
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:20:49 +0000 (UTC)
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Mike <michael.h.williamson <at> gmail.com> writes:

> Hi,  I have a question.
> Why is the "timeout" command disappearing from recent Linux
> distributions?
> I am referring to the command that allows a time limit to be set for
> another command:
>     # timeout 10 ftp ...

You may be interested to know that the next coreutils release (post 6.12, 
currently slated to be named coreutils 7.0) will include a timeout command.  
You can search the bug-coreutils archives for links to snapshots that already 
have this command available to replace the version dropped in your distro.

Eric Blake

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