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timeout -k 1m 30s some_command
2012-03-27 18:06:18
User: tlemerond
Tags: fg bg kill timeout
1

A timeout is great, but what if the command is taking longer than expected because it's hung up or ran into some other problem? That's where the -k option comes in. Run "some_command" and timeout after 30s. If the command is still running after 1 minute, it will receive a kill signal.

^z; bg; disown
2011-12-06 20:48:01
User: anarcat
3

background and disown, but with a proper one-line syntax

timelimit -t100 somecommand
2010-09-27 08:44:37
User: CodSpirit
-3

I found this in Ubuntu repos, and consider it better than timeout.

timeout 10 sleep 11
^Z $bg $disown
2009-03-17 21:52:52
User: fall0ut
47

You're running a script, command, whatever.. You don't expect it to take long, now 5pm has rolled around and you're ready to go home... Wait, it's still running... You forgot to nohup it before running it... Suspend it, send it to the background, then disown it... The ouput wont go anywhere, but at least the command will still run...