how to use renice command and its examples

The renice command is used to change the priority of a running process. Which is typically used to adjust the CPU priority of processes to optimize system performance.

  • About renice: To alter priority of running processes
  • Comes From: util-linux-ng-2.17.2
  • Configuration Files:
  • Path: /usr/bin/renice


1. To set the priority for process

$ renice -n 20 -p 2112
$ renice –priority 20 -p 2112 

2. To change the priority for process os a group

$ renice -n 20 -g SUPPORT

 3. To change the priority for process os a user

$ renice -n 20 u mike

 4. To get the version

$ renice -v
$ renice –version 

5. To get the help 

$ renice -h
$ renice –help


Related Commands: getpriority, setpriority 

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