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operating system All the activities involved in completing
any project on a computer from start to finish. A job may
involve several processes and several programs.
This term is rather old fashioned and harks back to the days
of batch processing where a user would submit his job as a
deck of punched cards which would typically include sourcecode interspersed with job control language instructions to
guide the various phases of the job such as compilation,
linking, execution and printing.