in reply to Re^3: trying to get timeout to work
in thread trying to get timeout to work

Have you tried it?   AFAICT, this still doesn't do what the OP wants.

Instead of the script getting killed, when the alarm fires, it now prints "hey" to STDERR, and then still goes to wait 60 seconds until the suprocess completes by itself.

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Re^5: trying to get timeout to work
by halfcountplus (Hermit) on Apr 11, 2012 at 15:35 UTC

    Have you tried it?

    Yes. But I didn't add a print into the OP's handler, or a die into mine, which is why they seemed different due to the wait behaviour you describe. ;)

    All apologies, will edit.