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


command ::= [-]


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

A 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, abbrev, acronym, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, coref, date, emphasis (db._emphasis), firstterm (db._firstterm), footnote, footnoteref, foreignphrase (db._foreignphrase), glossterm (db._glossterm), indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), quote (db._quote), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, trademark, wordasword, xref.


<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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