run a command at low priority
nice [-increment | -n increment] command [arguments]
nice executes command
with a lower CPU scheduling priority.
command is a more general interface to scheduler functions.
The invoking process (generally the user's shell) must be in the time-sharing
is executed in the time-sharing class.
If the -increment (or -n increment)
argument (in the range 1-19) is given, it is used;
if not, an increment of 10 is assumed.
The user with appropriate privileges may run commands with
priority higher than normal
by using a negative increment,
nice returns the exit status of command.
larger than 19 is equivalent to 19.
© 2004 The SCO Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004