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I would like to change the nice level of the currently running script:


nice_it ( ) {
    ps -o "%p %r %y %x %n %c %a"


That does not work, since nice tries to change the nice level of the command started by it.

Is it possible to achieve this in bash?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

This is pretty trivial.

renice -n 10 $$
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Sure, that is it. In some systems, -n is not accepted. – saturn-rising Sep 14 '12 at 13:51

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