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

NAME
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 invo- cation of a signal-catching function. RETURN VALUE
pause() 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
EINTR a signal was caught and the signal-catching function returned. CONFORMING TO
SVr4, 4.3BSD, POSIX.1-2001. SEE ALSO
kill(2), select(2), signal(2), sigsuspend(2) COLOPHON
This page is part of release 3.25 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, and information about reporting bugs, can be found at http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/. Linux 2008-10-06 PAUSE(2)

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pause(2)							   System Calls 							  pause(2)

NAME
pause - suspend process until signal SYNOPSIS
#include <unistd.h> int pause(void); DESCRIPTION
The pause() function suspends the calling process until it receives a signal. The signal must be one that is not currently set to be ignored by the calling process. If the signal causes termination of the calling process, pause() does not return. If the signal is caught by the calling process and control is returned from the signal-catching function (see signal(3C)), the calling process resumes execution from the point of suspension. RETURN VALUES
Since pause() suspends thread execution indefinitely unless interrupted by a signal, there is no successful completion return value. If interrupted, it returns -1 and sets errno to indicate the error. ERRORS
The pause() function will fail if: EINTR A signal is caught by the calling process and control is returned from the signal-catching function. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |Standard | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |MT-Level |Async-Signal-Safe | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
alarm(2), kill(2), signal(3C), wait(3C), attributes(5), standards(5) SunOS 5.11 28 Dec 1996 pause(2)

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