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--timeout feature for read command?
2016-05-04, 14:00
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--timeout feature for read command?
Hi,

I was wondering if it's possible to add --timeout to the read command - similar to how the prompt command works?

I have an ipxe script that starts with read. It will goto the corresponding section when the user types the proper text, else it goes back to start. I would like it to timeout to a certain section after a period of time with no input.

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2016-05-10, 09:59
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RE: --timeout feature for read command?
(2016-05-04 14:00)bikester Wrote:  I was wondering if it's possible to add --timeout to the read command - similar to how the prompt command works?

I have an ipxe script that starts with read. It will goto the corresponding section when the user types the proper text, else it goes back to start. I would like it to timeout to a certain section after a period of time with no input.

Start the script with a menu or a prompt, both of which allow a timeout to be specified, and drop to the read command only when the user has indicated that they want to provide the input?

Alternatively, a patch which adds this functionality cleanly will probably be merged.

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