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Manual Reference Pages  -  PAUSE (3)

NAME

pause - stop until signal

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
Return Values
Errors
See Also
History

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In unistd.h 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), select(2), sigsuspend(2)

HISTORY

A pause syscall appeared in AT&T v6 .
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