[Python-Dev] Add timeout to subprocess.py?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Dec 15 02:31:54 CET 2005

A frequent requirement seems to be to run a subprocess but give up if
it takes more than N seconds. I suppose you can hack this using the
poll() method and time.sleep(), but perhaps a more direct approach can
be added to the subprocess module? This should directly support
reading output / stderr until the time limit is up as well. Any

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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