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Re: [process priority] Questions about re/nice

belbo wrote:
Mike McCarty wrote:

$ alias mplayer="nice -n -20 /usr/local/bin/mplayer"

Or a script.

As to whether this may cause prolems with starving other processes,
I don't know. Certainly, if possible, another solution is preferable.


I've already considered this solution, but it doesn't work, because of root
permissions needed: if I run this command as a normal user, here's the result:

$ nice -n -20 /usr/local/bin/mplayer
nice: cannot set priority: Permission denied

I want to always run the process with maximum priority as normal user.

Do you mean "logged in as a normal user" or do you mean "run as a
normal user"?

$ alias mplayer="sudo nice -n -20 /usr/local/bin/mplayer"

This allows you to log in as a normal user, and run with nice.
But the process does not run as a normal user process.
Also, you need to be one of the sudoers.

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