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Manual Reference Pages  -  NICE (3)

NAME

nice - set program scheduling priority

CONTENTS

Library
Synopsis
Description
See Also
History

LIBRARY


.Lb libc

SYNOPSIS


.In unistd.h int nice int incr

DESCRIPTION


.Bf -symbolic This interface is obsoleted by setpriority(2).
.Ef

The nice function obtains the scheduling priority of the process from the system and sets it to the priority value specified in incr. The priority is a value in the range -20 to 20. The default priority is 0; lower priorities cause more favorable scheduling. Only the super-user may lower priorities.

Children inherit the priority of their parent processes via fork(2).

SEE ALSO

nice(1), fork(2), setpriority(2), renice(8)

HISTORY

A nice syscall appeared in AT&T v6 .
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