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Wait for signal.

PAUSE(2)                            Linux Programmer's Manual                            PAUSE(2)

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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pause(2) referred by alarm(2) | pmpause(1) | ptrace(2) | Scrappy(3pm) | sigaction(2) | signal(2) | signal(7) | sigprocmask(2) | sigset(3) | sigsuspend(2) | sigvec(3) | stress-ng(1) | syscalls(2) | wait(2)
refer to kill(2) | select(2) | signal(2) | sigsuspend(2)