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

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#6308: Preserve command exit code in timeout(3)
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2011 12:54:18 +0100

tags 6308 moreinfo

Pádraig Brady wrote:
> 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.

Thanks again for the patch.
However, without justification, well... it won't go far.
Can you describe how the new behavior is useful to you?

It's been 18 months, now...

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