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WAIT(3F)                                                              WAIT(3F)



NAME
       wait - wait for a process to terminate

SYNOPSIS
       integer function wait (status)
       integer status

DESCRIPTION
       Wait  causes  its  caller to be suspended until a signal is received or
       one of its child processes terminates.  If  any  child  has  terminated
       since  the  last  wait,  return is immediate; if there are no children,
       return is immediate with an error code.

       If the returned value is positive, it is the process ID  of  the  child
       and  status  is  its termination status (see wait(2)).  If the returned
       value is negative, it is the negation of a system error code.

FILES
       /usr/lib/libU77.a

SEE ALSO
       wait(2), signal(3F), kill(3F), perror(3F)



4th Berkeley Distribution        13 June 1983                         WAIT(3F)