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NICE(1)                          User Commands                         NICE(1)


nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority


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


Run COMMAND with an adjusted niceness, which affects process schedul- ing. 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 super- sedes the version described here. Please refer to your shell's docu- mentation for details about the options it supports.


Written by David MacKenzie.


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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 8.4 July 2014 NICE(1)