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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  exec  /eg-zek'/  or  /eks'ek/  vt.,  n.  1.  [Unix:  from  `execute'] 
  Synonym  for  {chain},  derives  from  the  `exec(2)'  call  2.  [from 
  `executive']  obs.  The  command  interpreter  for  an  {OS}  (see  {shell}); 
  term  esp.  used  around  mainframes,  and  prob.  derived  from  UNIVAC's  archaic 
  EXEC  2  and  EXEC  8  operating  systems.  3.  At  IBM  and  VM/CMS  shops,  the 
  equivalent  of  a  shell  command  file  (among  VM/CMS  users). 
 
  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. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  exec 
 
  /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) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  EXEC 
 
    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) 
 
 




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