A utility program (also referred to as utility software, utility routine or utility) is
|“||[a] computer program that is in general support of the operations and processes of a computer. Examples of utility programs include diagnostic programs, trace programs, input routines, and programs used to perform routine tasks, such as copying data from one storage location to another.||”|
|“||provides for file creation and maintenance capabilities, information retrieval, report generation capabilities, application programming aids, systems evaluation techniques, etc.||”|
- ↑ Federal Standard 1037C: Glossary of Telecommunications Terms.
- ↑ Information Technology: Acquisition and Use of Software Products for Automatic Data Processing Systems in the Federal Government, at 6.