NICE(1) User Commands NICE(1)

NAME nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority


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).

   -n, --adjustment=N
          add integer N to the niceness (default 10)

   --help 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  documenta?
   tion for details about the options it supports.

AUTHOR Written by David MacKenzie.

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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 There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO The full documentation for nice is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and nice programs are properly installed at your site, the com? mand

          info nice

   should give you access to the complete manual.

nice 5.97 January 2007 NICE(1)

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