Recursive renice?

Simon Barner barner at
Tue Nov 4 15:15:05 PST 2003

> I'm curious whether there's an easy way to renice(8) a process and all 
> of its children in one simple command. For example, I might start a 
> recursive make, which spawns lots of processes, and want them all to 
> change priority at once.

In this special case with recursive makes you could also interrupt the
build and re-start it with appropriate nice settings:

e.g. /usr/bin/nice -n 20 make build

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