Nice Renice Verynice

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Feb 26 08:38:13 PST 2004

Eric Toll wrote:
[ ... ]
> My Question:  How do I permanemtly alter the priority for everything a
> particular user runs?

Check the priority option for /etc/login.conf, or else set up a variant shell 
(nsh, nbash, nzsh) which you've changed to call nice(-15) or whatever.  Note 
that zsh is smart about renice'ing processes which get put in the background...


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