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PAUSE(3)                NetBSD Library Functions Manual               PAUSE(3)


NAME
pause -- stop until signal
LIBRARY
Standard C Library (libc, -lc)
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 always returns: [EINTR] The call was interrupted.
SEE ALSO
kill(2), poll(2), select(2), setitimer(2), sigsuspend(2)
STANDARDS
The pause() function conforms to ISO/IEC 9945-1:1990 (``POSIX.1'').
HISTORY
A pause() syscall appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX. NetBSD 9.0 June 4, 1993 NetBSD 9.0
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