NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | CONFORMING TO | SEE ALSO | COLOPHON

PAUSE(2)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 PAUSE(2)

NAME         top

       pause - wait for signal

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <unistd.h>

       int pause(void);

DESCRIPTION         top

       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         top

       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         top

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

CONFORMING TO         top

       SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001.

SEE ALSO         top

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

COLOPHON         top

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Linux                            2008-10-06                         PAUSE(2)