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



NAME
       pause - wait for signal

SYNOPSIS
       #include <&lt;unistd.h>&gt;

       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 sig-
       nal-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)

COLOPHON
       This  page  is  part of release 3.05 of the Linux man-pages project.  A
       description of the project, and information about reporting  bugs,  can
       be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.



Linux                             1995-08-31                          PAUSE(2)