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Example of running a command with time limit but not affecting the errexit option in bash.
run_with_timeout() {
set +e
if [[ $ret -eq 124 ]]; then
set -$oldopt
return $ret
set -e
run_with_timeout 1s true
echo "Success within time limit: rc=$?"
run_with_timeout 1s sleep 10
echo "Timeout: rc=$?"
run_with_timeout 1s false
echo "*THIS SHOULD NOT BE PRINTED* Failure within time limit: rc=$?"
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