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Old 09-17-2003, 11:19 AM   #1
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Nice and Renice


Ideally I would like to run a <command> the following from *my* regular (non root) user:

nice --7 <command>

However it would appear (for good reasons!) that a regular user cannot execute a command with a nice level of -7. Only root can do this. Is there a way around this without giving *my* regular user exactly the same rights as root? (not even sure that this possible!)

It would seem that I have to use another option which is to use the renice command with root after the regular user has launched the <command>:

renice -7 -g <PID of the <command>)

Is this the only way to achieve what I want without running the <command> as root??

Many thanks for any help!
Old 09-17-2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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Well you could set up sudo and allow your regular user to have full privelages on the nice command.


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