external command


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external command

(1) In DOS and Windows, a command entered on the command line that is executed by a separate utility program that is part of the operating system. See internal command.

(2) A user-developed HyperCard command. See XCMD.
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In short terms, the system can self-operate absent of external commands.
It's an America steeped in a morality of authenticity, which says that it is right to listen to the individual voice within and immoral to be forced to conform to the external commands from without.
The difference is that with Tritex II users can program (via their PCs) the rotational speed and position of the output shaft in response to external commands.
0 port receives external commands, and it sends MPEG streams and captured images to a host.
0 port receives external commands and sends MPEG streams and captured images to a host.
Copy whatever other DOS external commands you frequently use from your \DOS subdirectory on your hard drive onto the floppy using the COPY (or XCOPY) command.
By 1900, neighborhood settlement houses provided manual training and vocational education that promoted obedience to external commands instead of internalization middle-class values.
You still will have access to all the external commands that came with your DOS package so you don't have to give up useful favorites like XCOPY and CHKDSK.
The products are provided as external commands (XCMDs) and external functions (XFNCs) and work equally well for information stored on either magnetic media or CD-ROM.

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