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 for utility program
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  utility program
      n 1: (computer science) a program designed for general support
           of the processes of a computer; "a computer system provides
           utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
           [syn: utility program, utility, service program]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  utility software
  utility program
      (Or utility program, tool) Any software that performs
     some specific task that is secondary to the main purpose of
     using the computer (the latter would be called application
     programs) but is not essential to the operation of the
     computer ({system software).
     Many utilities could be considered as part of the system
     software, which can in turn be considered part of the
     operating system.
     The following are some broad categories of utility software,
     specific types and examples.
     * Disks
     disk formatter: FDISK, format
     disk checker: fsck
     disk cleaner
     system profiler
     file system compression
     * Files and directories
     list directory: ls, dir
     copy, move, remove: cp, mv, rm, xcopy
     archive: tar
     compression: zip
     format conversion: atob
     comparison: diff
     sort: sort
     * Security
     authentication: login
     antivirus software: avast, Norton Antivirus
     firewall: Zone Alarm, Windows firewall
     encryption: gpg)
     * Editors for general-purpose formats (as opposed to specific
     formats like a word processing document)
     text editor: Emacs
     binary editor, hex editor
     * Communications
     mail transfer agent: sendmail
     e-mail notification: biff
     file transfer: ftp, rcp, Firefox
     file synchronisation: unison, briefcase
     chat: Gaim, cu
     directory services: bind, nslookup, whois
     network diagnosis: ping, traceroute
     remote access: rlogin, ssh
     * Software development
     compiler: gcc
     build: make, ant
     preprocessor: cpp
     debugger: adb, gdb
     installation: apt-get, msiexec, patch
     compiler compiler: yacc
     * Hardware
     device configuration: PCU, devman, stty

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