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Old 07-03-2003, 04:13 AM   #1
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"nice" vs "renice"


I'm just wondering, what's the difference between these two commands? Reading the man pages yields that nice allows for the increase or decrease of a process' importance/priority. Reading the man pages yields that renice does the same thing

Is there a specific difference, or is renice just a newer (Since FreeBSD 4.0, I believe?) version of nice?

Thanks folks; this was just something I had rattling around in my brain today!
 
Old 07-03-2003, 04:18 AM   #2
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nice is used to START a process with a given priority, renice is to CHANGE and existing processes priority...

nice 10 mplayer

or

mplayer &
renice 10 2393
 
Old 07-03-2003, 04:20 AM   #3
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Okay, I thought there may have been something like that; I remember renice saying it could change an existing process' priority. Thanks man
 
  


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