pause(2) — Linux manual page

NAME | LIBRARY | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | RETURN VALUE | ERRORS | STANDARDS | HISTORY | SEE ALSO

pause(2)                   System Calls Manual                  pause(2)

NAME         top

       pause - wait for signal

LIBRARY         top

       Standard C library (libc, -lc)

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.

STANDARDS         top

       POSIX.1-2008.

HISTORY         top

       POSIX.1-2001, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

SEE ALSO         top

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

Linux man-pages (unreleased)   2024-05-02                       pause(2)

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