read with timeout ??

Nate Eldredge neldredge at
Fri Aug 8 01:14:34 UTC 2008

On Thu, 7 Aug 2008, Chuck Robey wrote:

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> I have my head lost in a code problem.  I just hit a point where I need to do a
> read from an fd, but I need to associate it with a timeout, on the order of 1
> second, something like that.  I had the feeling that there's a function in
> FreeBSD's libc that makes that simple, but I forget the function name.  If
> anyone can remember something like what I'm talking about, I sure would
> appreciate a function name.  I can figure out how it works, if I could only
> dredge up that name.

man 2 select


Nate Eldredge
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