- execute a utility at an altered scheduling priority
at an altered scheduling priority, by incrementing its
value by the specified
or a default value of 10.
The lower the nice value of a process, the higher its scheduling priority.
The superuser may specify a negative increment in order to run a utility
with a higher scheduling priority.
Some shells may provide a builtin
command which is similar or identical to this utility.
environment variable is used to locate the requested
if the name contains no
is invoked, the exit status of
is the exit status of
An exit status of 126 indicates
was found, but could not be executed.
An exit status of 127 indicates
could not be found.
at priority 5 assuming the priority of the
shell is 0:
"nice -n 5 date"
at priority -19 assuming the priority of the
shell is 0 and you are the super-user:
"nice -n 16 nice -n -35 date"
option has been deprecated but is still supported.