nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority
nice [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.
- if the nice command itself fails
- if COMMAND is found but cannot be invoked
- if COMMAND cannot be found
- the exit status of COMMAND otherwise
Written by David MacKenzie.
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or available locally via: info '(coreutils) nice invocation'
|April 2023||GNU coreutils 9.3|