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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     pause - stop until signal

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

     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  may set the global variable errno to
the following

     [EINTR]       The call was interrupted.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

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

OpenBSD      3.6                           June      4,      1993
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