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command language

[kə′mand ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
The language of an operating system, through which the users of a data-processing system describe the requirements of their tasks to that system. Also known as job control language.

command language

A special-purpose language that accepts a limited number of commands, such as a query language, job control language (JCL) or command processor. Contrast with programming language, which is a general-purpose language. See Windows commands and Unix commands.
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Such a user may realize that he or she has forgotten some command language element while in the middle of composing a command and may need the assitance of menus [3,5].
For example, command language interfaces can be very intimidating to novice users yet very powerful and efficient for experienced users.
According to Shneiderman [25], even expert users are penalized by poor design: "Even expert users of interactive editing or command languages were found spending one-third of all commands in making or correcting errors.
All the search engines went through the language acquisition phase in the past 2 years at an accelerated pace, and the relatively new ones like HotBot were born with quite a good command of language--without a command language.
DialogWeb currently consists of two search modes: a command search mode for searches using the DIALOG command language, and a guided search mode for form-based searches that do not require knowledge of DIALOG commands.
Since September 1994, SciSearch has been available on STN, allowing the searcher to use the Messenger command language and added features of citation searching and cross filing.
The latest development is the command language search mode that can accept the command syntax of MEDLARS, BRS/DATASTAR, and the Common Command Language (ANSI Z39.
Internationally known for his work on the UNIX operating system, he designed the UNIX Command Language -- commonly called the "Bourne Shell" -- that is widely used as a scripting language in the UNIX programming environment.
The central feature of Biscom's initial fax server design was a full-featured Application Programming Interface (API) called FAXCOM Command Language (FCL) that enabled applications to redirect their print output to the FAXCOM Server for fax transmission.
Both include a Cirronet Networking Layer that eases integration and adds support for sophisticated networks through a simple-to-use command language.
Professional searchers used to beg the industry for a common interface that would not force them to learn one software command language after another, that would not bar them from a specific database exclusively available through an unlearned command language on an uncontracted service.
7 has the same command language interface, command syntax, and many of the same management and security features as Cisco IOS.

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