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nice(1)                           User Commands                          nice(1)


       nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority


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


       Run COMMAND with an adjusted niceness, which affects process scheduling.
       With no COMMAND, print the current niceness.  Niceness values range from
       -20 (most favorable to the process) to 19 (least favorable to the

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

       -n, --adjustment=N
              add integer N to the niceness (default 10)

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       NOTE: your shell may have its own version of nice, which usually
       supersedes the version described here.  Please refer to your shell's
       documentation for details about the options it supports.

   Exit status:
       125    if the nice command itself fails

       126    if COMMAND is found but cannot be invoked

       127    if COMMAND cannot be found

       -      the exit status of COMMAND otherwise


       Written by David MacKenzie.


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       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There
       is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


       nice(1), nice(1)

       Full documentation <>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) nice invocation'

GNU coreutils 9.2                  March 2023                            nice(1)

coreutils 9.2 - Generated Fri Mar 31 05:47:33 CDT 2023
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