Refers to programs and operating systems that accept commands in the form of special words or letters. In contrast, programs that allow you to choose from a list of options in a menu are said to be menu driven. Command-driven software is often more flexible than menu-driven software, but it is more difficult to learn.
- command language
The programming language through which a user communicates with the operating system or an application. For example, the DOS command language includes the commands DIR, COPY, and DEL, to name a few. The part of an operating system that responds to operating system commands is called the command processor. With graphical user interfaces, the command […]
- command line
The line on the display screen where a command is expected. Generally, the command line is the line that contains the most recently displayed command prompt .
- command-line scanner
On Unix-based platforms a command-line scanner is a scanning tool that disinfects viruses, worms and Trojan horses in all major file types.
- command processor
The part of the operating system that receives and executes operating system commands. Every operating system has a command processor. When the command prompt is displayed, the command processor is waiting for a command. After you enter a command, the command processor analyzes the syntax to make sure the command is valid, and then either […]
- command queuing and reordering
Another name for tagged command queuing.