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<operating system> A binary file containing a program in
machine language which is ready to be executed (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".
Nearby terms: exec « EXEC 2 « EXEC 8 « executable » executable content » execute » Execute Channel Program
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