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[ale] Need a bit of help with bash.



On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 2:06 PM, Lightner, Jeff <jlightner at water.com> wrote:
> Am I missing something? ? Wget has --timeout and other timeout options available. ? Are you saying those don't work?
>
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> From: ale-bounces at ale.org [mailto:ale-bounces at ale.org] On Behalf Of Pete Hardie
> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 1:37 PM
> To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [ale] Need a bit of help with bash.
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> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 13:20, Chuck Payne <terrorpup at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Guys,
>>
>> I have a script that does a wget, but if a server is not responing,
>> the the script deads. What is the best way to say if host x doesn't
>> return a value after 10 sec to stop. ?I seen several example of
>> timeout function, but it looks I need to write a pid is that true?
>>
>>
>
> I've seen this handled by running a ping to the IP first, since ping
> has a timeout
> value already. ?It assumes that successful ping will mean successful wget, but
> it might be a start
>
>
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I didn't know about the time out flag, I am looking to see see if the
--connect-timeout is what I need. Thanks guys.

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