[clug] killing a looping / hung script?

James Ring sjr at jdns.org
Tue Dec 6 06:09:48 UTC 2016

there's the timeout(1) command as part of GNU coreutils

On Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:05 PM, Paul Wilson <mylists at wilsononline.id.au> wrote:
> I have a perl script which occasionally goes into a hung or wait state, and
> wanted to know is there a standard way to automatically kill this process
> after some timeout (eg 1 min).
> Note the perl script is doing a Serial port read and for some reason it
> waits if there is an issue with the Arduino.
> ie can I use some sort of wrapper script to check this state and kill it?
> Paul
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