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pause() - Unix, Linux System Call


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NAME

pause - wait for signal

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

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 signal-catching function returned. In this case pause() returns -1, and errno is set to EINTR.

ERRORS

TagDescription
EINTR a signal was caught and the signal-catching function returned.

CONFORMING TO

SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.

SEE ALSO



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