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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
  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
  
     defragmenter
  
     disk checker: fsck
  
     disk cleaner
  
     system profiler
  
     backup
  
     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
  
     codewalker
  
     preprocessor: cpp
  
     debugger: adb, gdb
  
     installation: apt-get, msiexec, patch
  
     compiler compiler: yacc
  
     * Hardware
  
     device configuration: PCU, devman, stty
  
     (2007-02-02)
  

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