nice(1) -- Linux man page

 

NAME

nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority  

SYNOPSIS

nice [OPTION] [COMMAND [ARG]...]  

DESCRIPTION

Run COMMAND with an adjusted scheduling priority. With no COMMAND, print the current scheduling priority. ADJUST is 10 by default. Range goes from -20 (highest priority) to 19 (lowest).

-n, --adjustment=ADJUST
increment priority by ADJUST first
--help
display this help and exit
--version
output version information and exit
 

AUTHOR

Written by David MacKenzie.  

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for nice is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and nice programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils nice

should give you access to the complete manual.