Last Modified
2016-08-21 15:09:19 -0500


Timeout long-running blocks


require 'timeout'
status = Timeout::timeout(5) {
  # Something that should be interrupted if it takes more than 5 seconds...


Timeout provides a way to auto-terminate a potentially long-running operation if it hasn't finished in a fixed amount of time.

Previous versions didn’t use a module for namespacing, however timeout is provided for backwards compatibility. You should prefer Timeout#timeout instead.


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