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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Have you experienced poor leaders or a bad command atmosphere?
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.
Certainly the Germans had cumbersome and bad command arrangements for the Normandy campaign, and Hitler did hamstring German operations with restrictive orders.
qThe message "bad command" or "file name" is about as informative as, "If you don't know why I'm mad at you then I'm certainly not going to tell you."
They frequently invoke "Bad command or filename" messages and call up the wrong programs with names that slightly resemble the names of the ones they want.
Or if, as commonly happens to me, you receive a "Bad command or file name" error after pressing Enter, you can recall the command with F8, move over to the offending word, and resubmit the command.
Make one mistake in the spelling or punctuation and DOS comes back with Bad command or file name.