The Python signal module let’s you setup Unix signals, including SIGALRM.
This can be used to setup a timeout :
import signal def handler(signum, frame): print 'received', signum # Setup the handler signal.signal(signal.SIGALRM, handler) # Trigger the alarm after 60 seconds signal.alarm(60)
This prints ‘received 14’ after 60 seconds.
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