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PAUSE

Section: Linux Programmer's Manual (2)
Updated: 1995-08-31
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NAME

pause - wait for signal  

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

int pause(void);  

DESCRIPTION

The pause() library function causes the invoking process (or thread) to sleep until a signal is received that either terminates it or causes it to call a signal-catching function.  

RETURN VALUE

The pause() function only returns 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

SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.  

SEE ALSO

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


 

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RETURN VALUE
ERRORS
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