utility program - Computer Definition
Software that plays a supporting role for users and developers. Basic utility programs include file/folder management functions (create, copy, move, delete, rename), file search and compare, disk format and partition, as well as diagnostic routines to check performance and the health of the hardware. Custom Utilities Utilities that support a development environment can perform myriad tasks. For example, at the end of each update cycle of this encyclopedia, custom-programmed utilities are run that make sure all links to pictures and other definitions are valid.