NICE(1) NICE(1) NAME nice, nohup - run a command at low priority SYNOPSIS nice [ -number ] command [ arguments ] nohup command [ arguments ] DESCRIPTION Nice executes command with low scheduling priority. If the number argument is present, the priority is incremented (higher numbers mean lower priorities) by that amount up to a limit of 20. The default number is 10. The super-user may run commands with priority higher than normal by using a negative priority, e.g. `--10'. Nohup executes command immune to hangup and terminate sig- nals from the controlling terminal. The priority is incre- mented by 5. Nohup should be invoked from the shell with `&' in order to prevent it from responding to interrupts by or stealing the input from the next person who logs in on the same terminal. FILES nohup.out standard output and standard error file under nohup SEE ALSO nice(2) DIAGNOSTICS Nice returns the exit status of the subject command.