MirOS Manual: pause(3)

PAUSE(3)                   BSD Programmer's Manual                    PAUSE(3)

NAME

     pause - stop until signal

SYNOPSIS

     #include <unistd.h>

     int
     pause(void);

DESCRIPTION

     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

     Always returns -1.

ERRORS

     The pause() function may set the global variable errno to the following
     error:

     [EINTR]       The call was interrupted.

SEE ALSO

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

HISTORY

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

MirOS BSD #10-current            June 4, 1993                                1

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