nice

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NAME
       nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority

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

DESCRIPTION
       Run COMMAND with an adjusted scheduling priority.  With no COMMAND,
       print the current scheduling priority.  ADJUST is 10 by default.  Range
       goes from -20 (highest priority) to 19 (lowest).

       -n, --adjustment=ADJUST
              increment priority by ADJUST first

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR
       Written by David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO
       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

       should give you access to the complete manual.



nice 5.2.1                         May 2007                            NICE(1)