- A word or set of words that, when typed or in some cases spoken, will cause the computer to perform a certain operation. For example, at a MS-DOS prompt when typing "dir"
command the user would see a listing of files in the current directory.
See the MS-DOS page for a listing of MS-DOS commands.
See the Unix and Linux page for a listing of Unix and Linux commands.
- When referring to a programming language, a command is a unique word used to perform a specific operation. For example, "print" is a command used to display text on the screen, entering the below command prints "Hello World!" to the screen, when the program or script is executed.
print "Hello World!";