Executable File


Runs a software program when it is opened. it executes code or a series of instructions contained in the file. Unlike a data record, an executable file can’t be read since it has been created.

On an IBM compatible computer, common executable files are .COM,.BAT,.EXE, and BIN.In order to be executed by the system (such as an operating system, firmware, or boot loader), an executable file must conform to the system’s Application Binary Interface (ABI).

Most simply a file is executed by loading the file into memory and simply jumping to the start of the address space and executing from there, but in more complicated interfaces executable files have additional metadata, specifying a separate entry point

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This character name is alluding to Philo Farnsworth and Vladimir K. Zworykin, who invented the iconoscope. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013