In computing, a script is a list of commands that can be executed by a programme rather than by the computer processor.
Scripts are capable of being executed without being compiled.
Scripts are open source, allowing users to view and edit them if necessary.
They are easy to learn and write and easy to port between operating systems. This means they are faster to develop than an actual programme.
However, a disadvantage is that they take longer to run, because the instructions have to be handled by a programme rather than directly by the computer processor.