Bad command or file name

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Bad command or file name

(operating system)
The error message printed by MS DOS when it can't find a program or command to execute due to a typing error, incorrect PATH variable, or misplaced or missing executable.

Bad command or file name

A DOS error message that means DOS does not understand the command you entered, or it cannot find the program you asked it to run.
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A bad command sent at the wrong time could cause a catastrophic loss of a multi-billion-dollar system.
The show's artistic director George Tsypin said the malfunction was caused by a bad command from a stage manager.
Really, tonight I had pretty bad command,'' said Washburn, who had not won at home since last July 24, covering 13 starts.
Certainly the Germans had cumbersome and bad command arrangements for the Normandy campaign, and Hitler did hamstring German operations with restrictive orders.
Make one mistake in the spelling or punctuation and DOS comes back with Bad command or file name.