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command processor

[kə¦mand ′prä‚ses·ər]
(computer science)
A computer program that converts a limited number of user commands into the machine commands that direct the operating system. Also known as command shell.

command processor

A system program that accepts instructions from a command line and executes them. For example, COMMAND.COM was the command processor for the 16-bit DOS operating system. It was replaced with CMD.EXE, the 32-bit Windows command processor, which added support for file names longer than eight characters (see 8.3 names). In Unix/Linux, command processors are called "shells" (see bash shell, C shell and Bourne shell). See cmd abc's and command line.
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