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

NAME
     nice -- execute a utility with an altered scheduling priority

SYNOPSIS
     nice [-n increment] utility [argument ...]

DESCRIPTION
     nice runs utility at an altered scheduling	priority.  If an increment is
     given, it is used;	otherwise an increment of 10 is	assumed.  The supe-
     ruser can run utilities with priorities higher than normal	by using a
     negative increment.  The priority can be adjusted over a range of -20
     (the highest) to 20 (the lowest).

     The options are as	follows:

     -n	increment
	     A positive	or negative decimal integer used to modify the system
	     scheduling	priority of utility.

EXIT STATUS
     The nice utility exits with one of	the following values:

	   1-125   An error occurred.
	   126	   The utility was found but could not be invoked.
	   127	   The utility could not be found.

     Otherwise,	the exit status	of nice	shall be that of utility.

SEE ALSO
     csh(1), getpriority(2), renice(8)

STANDARDS
     The nice utility is compliant with	the IEEE Std 1003.1-2008 ("POSIX.1")
     specification.

     The historic -increment option has	been deprecated	but is still supported
     in	this implementation.

     nice also exists as a built-in to csh(1), though with a different syntax.

HISTORY
     A nice utility appeared in	Version	4 AT&T UNIX.

FreeBSD	13.0		       February	8, 2020			  FreeBSD 13.0

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