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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.
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 documentation for details about the options
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report nice transla-
tion bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Written by David MacKenzie.
Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY,
to the extent permitted by law.
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 8.22 June 2014 NICE(1)
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