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utility program

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utility program

Software that plays a supporting role for users and developers. Basic utility programs include file/folder management (copy, move, etc.), file search and compare, disk format and partition, as well as diagnostic routines to check performance and the health of the hardware. See tool.

Custom Utilities
Utilities that support a development environment can perform myriad tasks. For example, at the end of each update cycle of this encyclopedia, custom-programmed utilities are run that make sure all links to pictures and other definitions are valid.


Mac Utilities
These are some of the utility programs that came with a Mac Pro in 2014. For example, Grab is a screen capture tool; Migration Assistant copies files to a different computer, and Activity Monitor.app is a task manager.
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Disk branding, while it doesn't protect the actual data, allows users to imprint unused disk space with identifying information that is visible only with a disk utility program. It is possible, for example, to brand either the hard disk or floppies with a client's name and federal tax identification number.
The purpose of the COLBON utility program was to read the voted ballot cards in the "column binary" format used for voting, rather than in a simpler format.
Lighting professionals should know that utilities typically plan in one- to three-year cycles, and utility program managers planning for 2013-2015 are likely factoring in a significant budget increase for LED programs, based on our meetings and communications with more than 200 utilities across the U.S.

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