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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)

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