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executable


executable


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Executable  \Ex"e*cu`ta*ble\,  a. 
  Capable  of  being  executed;  feasible;  as  an  executable 
  project.  [R.] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  executable 
 
    A  {binary}  file  containing  a  program  in 
  {machine  language}  which  is  ready  to  be  {execute}d  (run). 
 
  The  term  might  also  be  but  generally  isn't,  applied  to 
  {scripts}  which  are  interpreted  by  a  {command  line 
  interpreter}.  Executables  are  distinguished  in  {Unix}  by 
  having  the  execute  permission  bits  set  at  least  for  the 
  owner.  {MS-DOS}  uses  the  {filename  extension}  ".exe". 
 
  (1997-06-21)