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author Rob Landley <>
date Thu, 09 Apr 2015 02:28:32 -0500
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/* nice.c - Run a program at a different niceness level.
 * Copyright 2010 Rob Landley <>
 * See


config NICE
  bool "nice"
  default y
    usage: nice [-n PRIORITY] command [args...]

    Run a command line at an increased or decreased scheduling priority.

    Higher numbers make a program yield more CPU time, from -20 (highest
    priority) to 19 (lowest).  By default processes inherit their parent's
    niceness (usually 0).  By default this command adds 10 to the parent's
    priority.  Only root can set a negative niceness level.

#define FOR_nice
#include "toys.h"

  long priority;

void nice_main(void)
  if (!toys.optflags) TT.priority = 10;

  errno = 0;
  if (nice(TT.priority)==-1 && errno) perror_exit("Can't set priority");