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nice - Unix, Linux Command


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NAME

nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority

SYNOPSIS

nice [OPTION] [COMMAND [ARG]...]

DESCRIPTION

Run COMMAND with an adjusted niceness, which affects process scheduling. With no COMMAND, print the current niceness. Nicenesses range from -20 (most favorable scheduling) to 19 (least favorable).

TagDescription
-n, --adjustment=N
  add integer N to the niceness (default 10)
--help display this help and exit
--version
  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.

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

nice is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and nice programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info nice
should give you access to the complete manual.

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