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       renice - alter priority of running processes


       renice [-n] priority [-g|-p|-u] identifier...


       renice  alters  the  scheduling  priority  of  one  or  more running processes.  The first
       argument is the priority value to be used.  The other arguments are interpreted as process
       IDs  (by default), process group IDs, user IDs, or user names.  renice'ing a process group
       causes all processes in the process group  to  have  their  scheduling  priority  altered.
       renice'ing a user causes all processes owned by the user to have their scheduling priority


       -n, --priority priority
              Specify the scheduling priority to be used for the process, process group, or user.
              Use  of the option -n or --priority is optional, but when used it must be the first

       -g, --pgrp
              Interpret the succeeding arguments as process group IDs.

       -p, --pid
              Interpret the succeeding arguments as process IDs (the default).

       -u, --user
              Interpret the succeeding arguments as usernames or UIDs.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

       -h, --help
              Display help text and exit.


              to map user names to user IDs


       Users other than the superuser  may  only  alter  the  priority  of  processes  they  own.
       Furthermore,  an  unprivileged  user  can only increase the ``nice value'' (i.e., choose a
       lower priority) and such changes are irreversible unless (since Linux 2.6.12) the user has
       a suitable ``nice'' resource limit (see ulimit(1p) and getrlimit(2)).

       The  superuser  may alter the priority of any process and set the priority to any value in
       the range -20 to 19.  Useful priorities are: 19 (the affected processes will run only when
       nothing  else  in  the  system  wants  to), 0 (the ``base'' scheduling priority), anything
       negative (to make things go very fast).


       The renice command appeared in 4.0BSD.


       The following command would change the priority of the processes with  PIDs  987  and  32,
       plus all processes owned by the users daemon and root:

              renice +1 987 -u daemon root -p 32


       nice(1), chrt(1), getpriority(2), setpriority(2), credentials(7), sched(7)


       The  renice  command  is part of the util-linux package and is available from Linux Kernel
       Archive ⟨⟩.