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color context


The color assigned to a particular process in the Debug view; this color carries over to breakpoints in the Editor and to other views that derive their context from the Debug view.

color cube


color cube is an object that describes a broad spectrum of colors written to a CLUT.

Color Look Up Table (CLUT)


The color look up table is a table, usually in hardware, that translates a color represented by an index to the RGB components for that color.



Component Object Model. A software architecture developed by Microsoft that allows the components made by different software vendors to be combined into, and used by, a variety of applications.



The entire string of text a device an administrator enters at the CLI prompt to execute some function. A command can consist of multiple command nodes and parameters.

command handler


Command handlers link the commands entered on the command line to WindMark names and WindMark handlers.

command node


A single token of a command. For example, show is a command node in the following command:

  show system uptime

command tree


A command tree is the organized hierarchy of commands that your CLI users can access. A command tree consists of three types of command nodes: root nodes, branch nodes (or intermediate nodes), and leaf nodes.

command-line option


An argument passed to the invocation of a given tool. Arguments starting with "-X" usually affect the tool operation in itself (i.e. how and what it does). Arguments without "-X" usually control the data on which a tool operates and if additional output is required.

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