PAUSE

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 2015-08-08
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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 invocation 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)  

COLOPHON

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
CONFORMING TO
SEE ALSO
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