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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pause -- stop until signal

LIBRARY    [Toc]    [Back]

     Standard C Library (libc, -lc)

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <unistd.h>


DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     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    [Toc]    [Back]

     Always returns -1.

ERRORS    [Toc]    [Back]

     The pause() function always returns:

     [EINTR]		The call was interrupted.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     A pause() syscall appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

FreeBSD 5.2.1			 June 4, 1993			 FreeBSD 5.2.1
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