pause (2)

Table of Contents

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 invocation of a signal-catching function.

Return Value

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

EINTR
a signal was caught and the signal-catching function returned.

Conforming to

POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.

See Also

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

Colophon

This page is part of release 5.07 of the Linux man-pages project. A description of the project, information about reporting bugs, and the latest version of this page, can be found at https://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/.


Table of Contents