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Mnemonic for `nice` and `renice` command

Terminal - Mnemonic for `nice` and `renice` command
# Negative is Not Nice
2011-11-29 19:05:23
Mnemonic for `nice` and `renice` command

This is just a phrase I use to help me remember which way is what when using nice (top, renice, etc.), and not a command, (unless you really want this in your .bash_history to help remind you.) I was using the command `man nice ` way too much just to look up which way is what. This saves 9 keystrokes every time I remember it.

Make sure you downvote me if you think mnemonics sux. Otherwise I hope this helps someone else.


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The nice command sets the niceness of the command. If a process has a high niceness, it is nice, and it behaves nicely with other processes, in other words, has a low scheduling priority. I think this is where the whole thing originates, but I'm not sure.

Comment by dratini0 208 weeks and 3 days ago

I remember it as saying "specify how nice a program will be, to everyone else", thinking that it's more willing to give up its scheduling priority to other processes.

Negative means greedy. Which isn't nice.

Comment by kaedenn 208 weeks and 3 days ago

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