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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