NAME pause - stop until signal SYNOPSIS #include <unistd.h> int pause(void) DESCRIPTION Pause never returns normally. It is used to give up control while waiting for a signal from kill(2) or the alarm timer, see alarm(2). Upon termination of a signal handler started during a pause, the pause call will return. RETURN VALUE Always returns -1. ERRORS Pause always returns: [EINTR] The call was interrupted. SEE ALSO alarm(2), kill(2), sigsuspend(2).