39366 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 22, 2008 2:01 PM by JeffCMKRNL
That looks like what I am looking for.
I tried it but I could not get it to work. I think it is because of the "utility" argument. At first I used the path to the handbrake application. This is what I tried and the error I received:
Arakis:~ jeff$ nice 10 /Applications/HandBrake/HandBrake.app
nice: 10: No such file or directory
What is meant by the "utility" argument?
you have to refer to the process by its ID. Go to the Activity Monitor (Apps>Utilities) and find handbrake and its ID. Use renice to re-prioritize an already-running process--nice is to start the process from the terminal.
To set it to its lowest priority:
sudo renice 20 2933
where 2933 is the process' ID (change it to yours). 0 priority is default, -20 is highest.
That is exactly how I did it. I did have a space after the 10, and I dragged the application to the terminal window, and it responded with the "Not found" error message.
I will try the renice when I get home tonight. At work I am using Windows 2000 and Lotus notes (AAAArrrrgh!). I also support 4 PDP-11s and 6 antique VAX systems and an old Stratus.
I have renamed the title of my position to "Paleocybernetic Systems Administrator".
I tried this and it did not complain with an error message but I see no evidence via Activity Monitor that it did anything!
I am still seeing 0% Nice CPU in the CPU tab of Activity Monitor
and Handbrake is still using 150% of CPU (I guess this is possible because of dual core CPU).
How do we know that the renice did anything?