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.


Common linking attributes.

any attribute

Any attribute in any other explicit namespace


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.

See Also

Related elements: constant, literal, replaceable, varname.


1 |<article xmlns=''>
  |<title>Example command</title>
  |<para>In <acronym>UNIX</acronym>,
5 |<command>ls</command> is used to get a directory listing.

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