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TIMEOUT(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		    TIMEOUT(1)

NAME
     timeout --	run a command with a time limit

SYNOPSIS
     timeout [--signal sig | -s	sig] [--preserve-status]
	     [--kill-after time	| -k time] [--foreground] <duration> <command>
	     <args ...>

DESCRIPTION
     timeout starts the	command	with its args. If command is still running
     after duration, it	is killed.  By default,	SIGTERM. is sent.

     --preserve-status		 Always	exits with the same status as command
				 even if it times out.

     --foreground		 Do not	propagate timeout to the command chil-
				 dren.

     -s	sig, --signal sig	 Specify the signal to send on timeout.	 By
				 default, SIGTERM.  is sent.

     -k	time, --kill-after time	 Send a	SIGKILL	signal if command is still
				 running after time after the first signal was
				 sent.

DURATION FORMAT
     duration and time can be integer or decimal numbers.  Values without unit
     symbols are interpreted as	seconds.

     Supported unit symbols are:
     s	     seconds
     m	     minutes
     h	     hours
     d	     days

EXIT STATUS
     If	the timeout was	not reached, the exit status of	command	is returned.

     If	the timeout was	reached	and --preserve-status is set, the exit status
     of	command	is returned.  If --preserve-status is not set, an exit status
     of	124 is returned.

     If	command	exits after receiving a	signal,	the exit status	returned is
     the signal	number plus 128.

     If	command	is an invalid command, the exit	status returned	is 126.

     If	command	is a non existing command, the exit status returned is 127.

     If	an invalid parameter is	passed to -s or	-k, the	exit status return is
     125.

SEE ALSO
     kill(1), signal(3)

HISTORY
     The timeout command first appeared	in FreeBSD 10.3.

AUTHORS
     Baptiste Daroussin	<bapt@FreeBSD.org> and
     Vsevolod Stakhov <vsevolod@FreeBSD.org>

FreeBSD	11.2		       February	20, 2017		  FreeBSD 11.2

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