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command

<operating system> A character string which tells a program to perform a specific action. Most commands take arguments which either modify the action performed or supply it with input. Commands may be typed by the user or read from a file by a command interpreter. It is also common to refer to menu items as commands.

(1997-06-21)

 


Nearby terms: COMIT II Comma comma command Command Control Processor command interpreter command key
 

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