Thursday, July 31, 2008

Running job on Unix server with lowest priority.

You can run a job on unix server with lowest priority using nice –19 option.

Suppose you wish to run some script which is going to take a longer time and the results are not required immediately, you can assign the lowest priority to the job using:

nice –19

If you have logged in as root:

You can also assign the highetst priority to the job:

nice -- 19

Note: Only the root user can run a job with highest priority.

(You can give the priority between –19 to 19, with –19 having highest priority and 19 having lowest priority.)

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