<operating system> A binary file containing a program in machine language
which is ready to be executed (run).
The term might also be, but generally isn't, applied to scripts which are
interpreted by a command line interpreter. Executables are distinguished in Unix
by having the execute permission bits set, at least for the owner. MS-DOS uses
the filename extension ".exe".
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