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TIMEOUT(1)			 User Commands			    TIMEOUT(1)

       timeout - run a command with a time limit

       timeout [OPTION] DURATION COMMAND [ARG]...
       timeout [OPTION]

       Start COMMAND, and kill it if still running after DURATION.

       Mandatory  arguments  to	 long  options are mandatory for short options


	      exit with the same status as COMMAND, even when the

	      command times out


	      when not running timeout directly from a shell prompt,

	      allow COMMAND to read from the TTY and get TTY signals; in  this
	      mode, children of COMMAND will not be timed out

       -k, --kill-after=DURATION

	      also send a KILL signal if COMMAND is still running

	      this long after the initial signal was sent

       -s, --signal=SIGNAL

	      specify the signal to be sent on timeout;

	      SIGNAL may be a name like 'HUP' or a number; see 'kill -l' for a
	      list of signals

	      display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       DURATION is a floating point number with an optional  suffix:  's'  for
       seconds (the default), 'm' for minutes, 'h' for hours or 'd' for days.

       If  the	command times out, and --preserve-status is not set, then exit
       with status 124.	 Otherwise, exit with the status of  COMMAND.	If  no
       signal  is specified, send the TERM signal upon timeout.	 The TERM sig-
       nal kills any process that does not block or catch that signal.	It may
       be  necessary  to  use the KILL (9) signal, since this signal cannot be
       caught, in which case the exit status is 128+9 rather than 124.

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report	 timeout    translation	   bugs	  to   <http://translationpro-

       Some platforms don't curently support timeouts beyond 2038

       Written by Padraig Brady.

       Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is	 free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


       The full documentation for timeout is maintained as a  Texinfo  manual.
       If  the	info and timeout programs are properly installed at your site,
       the command

	      info coreutils 'timeout invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22		 February 2016			    TIMEOUT(1)