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calling a script from within another script with timeout?

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My big goal is:  to write an shell script that would detect hung NFS mount.
My approach:  from within my main program, call a sub program that reads/write from/to directories on the nfs mount. If the sub program doesn't come back after a certain amount of time, kill the sub program and proceed with assumption that the mount is hung.

My question: I dont know linux shell scripting very well, could someone help me with this: specifically, how to call the sub-program with that timeout option? (assuming that nfs mount directory is known)

Env: bash shell.

Thank you.

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