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NICE(3)                   OpenBSD Programmer's Manual                  NICE(3)

     nice - set program scheduling priority

     #include <nlist.h>

     nice(int incr);

     This interface is obsoleted by setpriority(2).

     The nice() function obtains the scheduling priority of the process from
     the system and sets it to the priority value specified in incr. The pri-
     ority is a value in the range -20 to 20.  The default priority is 0; low-
     er priorities cause more favorable scheduling.  Only the super-user may
     lower priorities.

     Children inherit the priority of their parent processes via fork(2).

     nice() returns the same values as setpriority(2).

     nice(1),  fork(2),  setpriority(2),  renice(8)

     A nice() syscall appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.

OpenBSD 2.6                      June 4, 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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