BCE-C712 Linux System Administration

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Managing Processes

Process Priority

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In this lesson, we will learn how to manage process priority.

Viewing Process Priority with nice

The nice command is used to set or adjust the priority of a process.

nice -n priority command
  • Replace priority with a value from -20 to 19.

Modifying Process Priority with renice

The renice command allows you to change the priority of a running process.

renice priority -p PID
  • Replace priority with a value from -20 to 19.
  • Replace PID with the process ID.

Remember, managing processes is a crucial aspect of Linux system administration. Understanding how to monitor, terminate, and adjust process priorities will help maintain a stable and efficient system.