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command processor

[kə¦mand ′prä‚ses·ər]
(computer science)
A computer program that converts a limited number of user commands into the machine commands that direct the operating system. Also known as command shell.

command processor

A system program that accepts instructions from a command line and executes them. For example, COMMAND.COM was the command processor for the 16-bit DOS operating system. It was replaced with CMD.EXE, the 32-bit Windows command processor, which added support for file names longer than eight characters (see 8.3 names). In Unix/Linux, command processors are called "shells" (see bash shell, C shell and Bourne shell). See cmd abc's and command line.
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While the ACP is a single-resident module following other DOS segments in the memory, the original command processor splits itself into two segments.
The VIP-9 command processor module controls the receptor, processes the digital video to correct for non-uniformities and blemishes, and provides interfaces to other components of an X-ray system.
The new Advanced Voice Command Processor should be an ideal building block for developing next-generation hands-free wireless products that require high-performance, voice-actuated user interfaces," said Shaul Berger, vice president of marketing and sales for DSPC.
The AIC-8325 includes an automated buffer manager and a low command overhead SCSI command processor.
The chip set consists of the following: HQ3 Command Processor, GE11 Geometry Engine(r), RE4 Raster Engine, PP1 Pixel Pipe Processor, TE Texture Engine, Texture Memory, Video Timing Controller and Video Board Interface.

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