Sunday, February 13, 2011

How to increase/decrease priority of a program in linux (ubuntu)

Hi all,

We all want to increase priority of a process sometime or the other. Simply because we want the job get done in fastest possible time. Also we want to reduce priority for some old lazy jobs which we can takes few mins to run.

There is a "nice" command (The command name is actually "nice") :P, but we need to have root permissions to use it.

See man nice for more details. Also see man renice for altering priority of running process.

Thanx for reading:)

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