I have a Debian Sid box that I’d been putting off updating for a while so finally got around to doing it tonight. I took the opportunity to do a bit of spring cleaning and purge old packages I installed to play with and forgot to purge or removed instead of purging. While doing this I discovered an interestingly named package,
timeout is a dead simple command, everything you need to know about it you can get from the usage information:
And an example:
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How did I not know about this before?!?