external command


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external command

(1) In DOS and Windows, a command entered on the command line that is executed by a separate utility program that is part of the operating system. See internal command.

(2) A user-developed HyperCard command. See XCMD.
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The difference is that with Tritex II users can program (via their PCs) the rotational speed and position of the output shaft in response to external commands. For example, the motor can be commanded to rotate at a controlled velocity and precisely stop at a preprogrammed position upon receiving a command to do so.
A high speed USB2.0 port receives external commands, and it sends MPEG streams and captured images to a host.
A high-speed USB2.0 port receives external commands and sends MPEG streams and captured images to a host.
Copy whatever other DOS external commands you frequently use from your \DOS subdirectory on your hard drive onto the floppy using the COPY (or XCOPY) command.
By 1900, neighborhood settlement houses provided manual training and vocational education that promoted obedience to external commands instead of internalization middle-class values.

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