command — The name of an executable program or other software command


Content Model

command ::=


This element holds the name of an executable program or the text of a command that a user enters to execute a program.

Command is an integral part of the CmdSynopsis environment as well as being a common inline.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline.


The following elements occur in command: text, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, xref.

See Also

constant, literal, replaceable, varname


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example command</title>

<para>In <acronym>UNIX</acronym>,
<command>ls</command> is used to get a directory listing.


In UNIX, ls is used to get a directory listing.


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