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PAUSE(3)                    BSD Programmer's Manual                   PAUSE(3)

NAME
     pause - stop until signal

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

     int
     pause(void);

DESCRIPTION
     Pause is made obsolete by sigpause(3).

     The pause() function forces a process to pause until a signal is received
     from either the kill(2) function or an interval timer.  (See
     setitimer(2).)  Upon termination of a signal handler started during a
     pause(), the pause() call will return.

RETURN VALUES
     Always returns -1.

ERRORS
     The pause() function always returns:

     [EINTR]  The call was interrupted.

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

HISTORY
     A pause() syscall appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

4th Berkeley Distribution        June 4, 1993                                1