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NICE(1)			FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		       NICE(1)

NAME
     nice -- execute a command at a low	scheduling priority

SYNOPSIS
     nice [-number] command [arguments]

DESCRIPTION
     Nice runs command at a low	priority.  (Think of low and slow).  If
     -number is	specified, and if it is	greater	than or	equal to 10 (the
     default), nice will execute command at that priority.  The	upper bound,
     or	lowest priority	that nice will run a command is	20.  The lower bounds
     or	higher priorities (integers less than 10) can only be requested	by the
     super-user.  Negative numbers are expressed as --number.

     The returned exit status is the exit value	from the command executed by
     nice.

SEE ALSO
     csh(1), renice(8)

HISTORY
     A nice command appeared in	Version	6 AT&T UNIX.

BUGS
     Nice is particular	to sh(1).  If you use csh(1), then commands executed
     with ``&''	are automatically immune to hangup signals while in the	back-
     ground.

     Nice is built into	csh(1) with a slightly different syntax	than described
     here.  The	form `nice +10'	nices to positive nice,	and `nice -10' can be
     used by the super-user to give a process more of the processor.

4th Berkeley Distribution	 June 6, 1993	     4th Berkeley Distribution

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