NICE linux command manual
NICE(1) User Commands NICE(1)
nice - run a program with modified scheduling priority
nice [OPTION] [COMMAND [ARG]...]
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).
increment priority by ADJUST first
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
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nice 5.2.1 May 2004 NICE(1)