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NAME

nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority

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Synopsis
Description
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Copyright

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).
-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 nice bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report nice translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://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 ALSO

nice(2)

The full documentation for nice is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and nice programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils nice invocation
should give you access to the complete manual.


GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb NICE (1) September 2011
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