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bug#6308: Preserve command exit code in timeout(3)

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: bug#6308: Preserve command exit code in timeout(3)
Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 13:26:01 +0100
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On 30/05/10 01:15, Ángel González wrote:
> I wanted to keep the original exit status of the command run by
> timeout(3), even after sending a timeout signal.
> Thus I added a --exit-status parameter to it. Here it is in case you
> find that useful, too.

Thanks very much for the patch.
At first thought it seems like a very unusual use case.
Can you describe your use in a bit more detail to
help us determine if this is generally useful.


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