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exec.
 
abbreviation for
1.  executive
2.  executor

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EXEC definition

language
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].
[Was EXEC 2 was a later version?]
(2000-08-06)

exec definition


/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.
[Jargon File]
(1997-08-01)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
exec
executive
exec.
executor
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Example sentences
Out with the defense-industry exec, and in with the physicist-turned-logistics-geek.
The whole fat-exec-who-doesn't-deserve-to-be-there characterization is way off-base.
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