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pause - stop until signal



      pause - stop until signal


      Standard C Library (libc, -lc)


      #include <unistd.h>


      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.
      Always returns -1.


      The pause() function always returns:
      [EINTR]            The call was interrupted.
      kill(2), select(2), sigsuspend(2)


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


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