Bug#531787: timeout move to coreutils?
mstone at debian.org
Thu Jun 4 01:50:35 UTC 2009
coreutils now includes a "timeout" program which I'd like to include as
it will become de-facto standard as various distributions update their
coreutils packages. Doing so will make the "timeout" package essentially
uninstallable. The syntax is slightly different:
timeout [OPTION] NUMBER[smhd] COMMAND [ARG]...
NUMBER is an integer followed by an optional unit; the default is
seconds. The units are:
The program accepts the following option. Also see *note Common
options::. Options must precede operands.
Send this SIGNAL to COMMAND on timeout, rather than the default
`TERM' signal. SIGNAL may be a name like `HUP' or a number. Also
see *Note Signal specifications::.
124 if COMMAND times out
125 if `timeout' itself fails
126 if COMMAND is found but cannot be invoked
127 if COMMAND cannot be found
the exit status of COMMAND otherwise
What kinds of problems will this cause for the tct package? I'd like to
do this soon, if possible, so that any problems can be shaken out fairly
early in the squeeze release cycle.
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