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).
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 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.
Report bugs to <email@example.com>.
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the
terms of the GNU General Public License
<http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. 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
should give you access to the complete manual.
nice 5.97 March 2012 NICE(1)