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PAUSE(3C)                                                            PAUSE(3C)



NAME
       pause - stop until signal

SYNOPSIS
       pause()

DESCRIPTION
       Pause  never  returns  normally.   It  is used to give up control while
       waiting  for  a  signal  from  kill(2)  or  an  interval   timer,   see
       setitimer(2).   Upon  termination  of a signal handler started during a
       pause, the pause call will return.

RETURN VALUE
       Always returns -1.

ERRORS
       Pause always returns:

       [EINTR]        The call was interrupted.

SEE ALSO
       kill(2), select(2), sigpause(2)



4th Berkeley Distribution        18 July 1983                        PAUSE(3C)