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Process priority

Process priority: Linux: Shells and Processes
Process priority: Linux: Shells and Processes

Often you want to raise or lower process priorities in Linux. You can do this with the nice and renice commands. The more nice a process is the less taxing it is on the CPU and the slower it goes. Lowering the nice level gives more CPU resources to the task effectively raising it's priority. Having a high nice number results in the opposite.

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Network Administration IT Operating Systems Linux

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