/usr/etc/renice priority [ -p pid... ] [ -g pgrp... ] [ -u username... ]
Users other than the super-user may only alter the priority of processes they own, and can only monotonically increase their ``nice value'' within the range 0 to 20. (This prevents overriding administrative fiats.) The super-user may alter the priority of any process and set the priority to any value in the range -20 to 19. Useful nice values are 19 (the affected processes will run only when nothing else in the system wants to), 0 (the default nice value) and any negative value (to make things go faster).
If only the priority is specified, the current process (alternatively, process group or user) is used.
To regain control you must make the priority greater than zero.
Users other than the super-user cannot increase scheduling priorities of their own processes, even if they were the ones that decreased the priorities in the first place.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97