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.

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COMIT II « Comma « comma « command » Command Control Processor » command interpreter » command key

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