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Linux Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition by Daniel J. Barrett

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Controlling Processes

kill

Terminate a process (or send it a signal).

nice

Invoke a program at a particular priority.

renice

Change a process’s priority as it runs.

Once processes are started, they can be stopped, restarted, killed, and reprioritized. We discussed some of these operations as handled by the shell in Shell Job Control. Now we cover killing and reprioritizing.

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