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Meaning of EXEC

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  1. An early batch language for the ibm vm/cms systems.

    [SC19-6209 Virtual Machine/ System Product CMS Command and Macro Reference, Appendix F. CMS EXEC Control Statements].

  2. /eg-zek'/ 1. execute.

    A synonym for chain derived from the unix "exec" system call.

    unix manual page: execve(2).

    2. (Obsolete) executive.

    The mainstream "exec" as an abbreviation for (human) executive is *not* used. To a hacker, an "exec" is a always a program, never a person.

    3. At ibm and vm/cms shops, the equivalent of a shell command file.

    4. The innermost kernel of the amiga operating system which provides shared-library support, device interface, memory management, cpu management, basic ipc, and the basic structures for OS extension. The rest of the Amiga OS (windowing, file system, third-party extensions, etc.) is built using these structures.

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