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Re: autonice or default priority of program

On Sat, Aug 29, 1998 at 03:37:09PM -0500, Torry Akins wrote:
>    Is there a way to autonice a program when it is run?  We use matlab
> running on debian linux.  When a couple of these memory hogs run, the X
> display gets really choppy?  It would be nice if matlab was set to a
> lower priority when it is loaded.

rename it:

$ mv matlab matlab-real

And wrap a script round it:

nice -whatever /usr/bin/matlab


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