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Date:      Thu, 27 Jan 2011 08:34:37 -0500
From:      Eitan Adler <>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <>
Subject:   Re: OT: How to set a timeout for a process
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On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 3:37 AM, Aryeh Friedman
<> wrote:
> I have a script that may or not hang (the reasons why it hangs are
> unimportant here) and need to call it from an other script and need to
> say if it hangs to give up after X seconds and just continue the
> script (no harm done if it fails)

If you are willing to be bash specific:
I'm not exactly sure how to do it in a normal POSIX shell.

Eitan Adler

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