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timeout: Specify the signal to be sent to the command after the time limit expires. (By default, TERM is sent).
$ timeout --signal ${INT} ${5s} ${sleep 10}
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The command "timeout" is a utility in Linux that is used to run a command with a time limit. Here is the breakdown of the provided command:

  • --signal ${INT}: This part is specifying the signal to send to the command when the timeout expires. ${INT} is likely a placeholder and if it's replaced with an actual signal name or number, it would be the signal that is sent.

  • ${5s}: This specifies the duration of the timeout. ${5s} is likely a placeholder, and if replaced with an actual number, it would represent a time duration in seconds. So "${5s}" represents a timeout of 5 seconds.

  • ${sleep 10}: This part represents the command to be executed within the timeout. In this case, it is the "sleep" command with an argument of 10. The "sleep" command is used to delay the execution for a specified time. So, in this case, the command "sleep 10" will be executed within the timeout.

Overall, the command "timeout --signal ${INT} ${5s} ${sleep 10}" would execute the command "sleep 10", but it would be terminated if it runs for more than 5 seconds or if a specific signal (specified by ${INT}) is sent.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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