Or stub program. In Windows, an MS-DOS executable file added to the beginning of a segmented executable file and invoked if a user tries to run a Windows program from the MS-DOS prompt. The stub may display some error message such as "This program requires Microsoft Windows."
A small program at the start of an executable file, which runs when DOS is booted. The default stub file outputs the message, "This program cannot be run under DOS." The most common use of a stub file is to display copyright information when a program is loaded.
a file stored on the target device after a package has been installed