pause(2) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

pause - wait for signal  

SYNOPSIS

#include <unistd.h>

int pause(void);  

DESCRIPTION

The pause library function causes the invoking process (or thread) to sleep until a signal is received that either terminates it or causes it to call a signal-catching function.  

RETURN VALUE

The pause function only returns 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

SVr4, SVID, POSIX, X/OPEN, BSD 4.3  

SEE ALSO

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