I'm using the timeout function on debian to wait 5 seconds for my script. Works great but the problem I have is that I need a return value. Like 1 for timeout and 0 for no timeout How am I going to do this?
Have a look at my code:
timeout 5 /some/local/script/connect_script -x 'status' > output.txt # here i need the return of timeout
As you see my connect_script -x 'status' returns the status as a string and print it to the screen (probably you can't see this) Background of this issue is that if the server (for connect_script) is freeze the script does nothing. That's why I need the timeout around that. And when it timeouts I want to restart the server. I can do that, but I have no idea how I can see if its timeout or not...