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.
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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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Only after exhausting all those avenues will you see the message "Bad command or file name."