renice

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ nice. See nice (verb), to run a process with a specified priority.

Verb[edit]

renice (third-person singular simple present renices, present participle renicing, simple past and past participle reniced)

  1. (transitive, computing, Unix) To change (usually to lower) the priority of a process that is already running.