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An early batch language for the IBM VM/CMS systems.

[SC19-6209 Virtual Machine/ System Product CMS Command and Macro Reference, Appendix F. CMS EXEC Control Statements].


/eg-zek'/ <operating system> 1. execute.

A synonym for chain derived from the Unix "exec" system call.

Unix manual page: execve(2).

2. (Obsolete) executive.

The mainstream "exec" as an abbreviation for (human) executive is *not* used. To a hacker, an "exec" is a always a program, never a person.

3. At IBM and VM/CMS shops, the equivalent of a shell command file.

4. <operating system> The innermost kernel of the Amiga operating system which provides shared-library support, device interface, memory management, CPU management, basic IPC, and the basic structures for OS extension. The rest of the Amiga OS (windowing, file system, third-party extensions, etc.) is built using these structures.
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The majority of interim execs are solo operators, or they work within small groups of only two or three partners," Jordan points out.
One network entertainment prexy says current execs are key to managing which stories are appearing on their network, as well as coordinating with other departments in making sure the shows' messages are properly conveyed via publicity, online, marketing and even ad sales.
We look at current execs as project managers," Tassler says.
And one rep who's often asked to come up with lists of potential execs for open jobs says the task has become more difficult in recent years.
There just aren't a lot of really good execs out there," the rep says.
Cablevision was quietly investigating the AMC and WE execs late last year, and IFC staffers could've picked up hints that they'd find opportunities for advancement.
More recently, development execs such as David Nevins, Nina Wass and Gene Stein, Michael Hanel and Mindy Sehultheis, and John Landgraf passed on sticking with an exec job when their contracts were up.
None of these execs is eager to see his name in print right now.