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nice [options ] command [arguments ]

Execute a command and arguments with lower priority (i.e., be "nice" to other users). Also built-in to the C shell, with a different command syntax (see Chapter 5 ).


- n

Run command with a niceness of n (1-19); default is 10. Higher n means lower priority. A privileged user can raise priority by specifying a negative n (e.g., -5). nice works differently in the C shell (see Chapter 5 ). + n raises priority, - n lowers it, and 4 is the default.

-n n

Same as - n . Solaris only.

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