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Modify BigFix timeout options to kill spawned processes

When using the built in timeout options for wait override (syntax below) the executed process is terminated, but not any spawned processes. I would like to have the child processes terminated as well.

override wait

timeout_seconds=60

disposition=terminate

Use case is when using the software distribution wizard to deploy a script I would like to enable to timeout and have the script terminated if the timeout is reached. Current only the wrapper script is terminated on Unix systems, leaving the deployed script running.

Also see https://forum.bigfix.com/t/timeout-disposition/36027

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  • Nov 19 2020
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