pause man page

pause — wait for signal

Synopsis

#include <unistd.h>

int pause(void);

Description

pause() causes the calling process (or thread) to sleep until a signal is delivered that either terminates the process or causes the invocation of a signal-catching function.

Return Value

pause() returns only when a signal was caught and the signal-catching function returned. In this case, pause() returns -1, and errno is set to EINTR.

Errors

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

Conforming to

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

See Also

kill(2), select(2), signal(2), sigsuspend(2)

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Referenced By

alarm(2), pmpause(1), ptrace(2), sigaction(2), signal(2), signal(7), sigprocmask(2), sigset(3), sigsuspend(2), sigvec(3), stress-ng(1), syscalls(2), wait(2).

2015-08-08 Linux Linux Programmer's Manual