Program termination

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The term program termination (short demolition , English abort ) referred to in the computer science the premature end of a program run .

The termination can either be caused by an external influence - for example as manual intervention by a system administrator - by a program error or a problem in the operating system (for example insufficient memory). A termination caused by an error is colloquially called a crash . When the program is terminated, the operating system often provides diagnostic information on the cause of the error.


  • Hermann Engesser (Ed.): Duden "Informatik" . 2nd Edition. Dudenverlag, Mannheim 1993, ISBN 3-411-05232-5 , pp. 7 .

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