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Utility program

In telecommunication, an utility program is a computer program that is in general support of the operations and processes of a computer.

Note: Examples of utility programs include diagnostic programs, trace programs, input routines, and programs used to perform routine tasks, i.e., perform everyday tasks, such as copying data from one storage location to another. Synonyms service program, service routine, tool, utility routine.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C

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