pause(2) System Calls Manual pause(2)

pause - wait for signal

Standard C library (libc, -lc)

#include <unistd.h>
int pause(void);

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.

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.

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

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

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

2022-10-30 Linux man-pages 6.02