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.
POSIX.1-2001, POSIX.1-2008, SVr4, 4.3BSD.
- a signal was caught and the signal-catching function returned.
- Linux kernel
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- August 8, 2015
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- December 2, 2018