1. Executable programs or shell commands
NICESection: User Commands (1)
Updated: February 2022
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NAMEnice - run a program with modified scheduling priority
SYNOPSISnice [,OPTION/] [,COMMAND /[,ARG/]...]
Run COMMAND with an adjusted niceness, which affects process scheduling. With no COMMAND, print the current niceness. Niceness values range from -20 (most favorable to the process) to 19 (least favorable to the process).
Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
- -n, --adjustment=,N/
- add integer N to the niceness (default 10)
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
NOTE: your shell may have its own version of nice, which usually supersedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's documentation for details about the options it supports.
AUTHORWritten by David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGSGNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
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COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
SEE ALSOnice(2), renice(1)
Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/nice>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) nice invocation'
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