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RocketLink!--> Man page versions: OpenBSD FreeBSD NetBSD RedHat Solaris Others

[IEEE Std1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'')]

NICE(1)                    OpenBSD Reference Manual                    NICE(1)

     nice - execute a utility with an altered scheduling priority

     nice [-n increment] utility [argument ...]

     nice runs utility at an altered scheduling priority.  If an increment is
     given, it is used; otherwise an increment of 10 is assumed.  The super-
     user can run utilities with priorities higher than normal by using a neg-
     ative increment. The priority can be adjusted over a range of -20 (the
     highest) to 20 (the lowest).

     The options are as follows:

     -n increment
             A positive or negative decimal integer used to modify the system
             scheduling priority of utility.

     The nice utility shall exit with one of the following values:

     1-125   An error occurred in the nice utility.

     126     The utility was found but could not be invoked.

     127     The utility could not be found.

     Otherwise, the exit status of nice shall be that of utility.

     The historic -increment option has been deprecated but is still supported
     in this implementation.

     csh(1),  getpriority(2),  setpriority(2),  renice(8)

     The nice utility conforms to IEEE Std1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'').

     A nice utility appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

     nice is built into csh(1) with a slightly different syntax than described
     here.  The form `nice +10' nices to positive nice, and `nice -10' can be
     used by the super-user to give a process more of the processor.

OpenBSD 2.6                      June 6, 1993                                1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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[IEEE Std1003.2-1992 (``POSIX.2'')]

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