processes under linux

Is it possible to give a certain process higher or lower priority?

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     Yes, it is possible.  But you need to own that process, or you are root (superuser).

    Try, nice nice-level process-id.
    # nice -20 1234  

    will make process with PID 1234 running at priority -20, which is quite high .  Remember the process priority, the lower the umber the higher priority.  Priority goes from 22 down to -22 (Double check with "man nice"

Good luck,


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