pause(2)



PAUSE(2)                   Linux Programmer's Manual                  PAUSE(2)

NAME
       pause - wait for signal

SYNOPSIS
       #include <unistd.h>

       int pause(void);

DESCRIPTION
       pause()  causes the calling process (or thread) to sleep until a signal
       is delivered that either terminates the process or causes  the  invoca-
       tion of a signal-catching function.

RETURN VALUE
       pause()  returns  only when a signal was caught and the signal-catching
       function returned.  In this case, pause() returns -1, and errno is  set
       to EINTR.

ERRORS
       EINTR  a signal was caught and the signal-catching function returned.

CONFORMING TO
       POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO
       kill(2), select(2), signal(2), sigsuspend(2)

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