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PAUSE(3)                   Library Functions Manual                   PAUSE(3)

NAME
     pause -- stop until signal

LIBRARY
     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

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

     int
     pause(void);

DESCRIPTION
     Pause is made obsolete by sigsuspend(2).

     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), poll(2), select(2), setitimer(2), sigsuspend(2)

STANDARDS
     The pause() function conforms to IEEE Std 1003.1-1990 (``POSIX.1'').

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

NetBSD 6.1.5                     June 4, 1993                     NetBSD 6.1.5