What to do when a process is running away with your resources, but you need the output, so you can’t just use
First you need to use
to find the process ID (PID) of the process that you want to make more friendly. Then you need to re-nice that sucker! renice (the command) will alter the priority of running processes.
The format of the command is as follows:
At its most basic you could use:
renice +1 9873
would change the priority of process ID 9873