background process limit?

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Sat Feb 14 15:48:58 PST 2004

On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 08:11:59PM +0100, Hugo ( wrote:
> Hi list,
> Is there a way to limit background processes ? I need to separate these
> from foreground processes, but can't find a way to. Any ideas?
> Thanks in advance.

Dear Hugo,

As an addition to what others already have sad: you migth wanna check
out the commands nice and idprio. These can give you background
processes less weigth.


Articles based on solutions that I use:

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