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A name, using four characters or less, representing a brand of DOS workstation. The short machine type is similar to the long machine type, except the short machine type is used specifically with overlay files.Files using the short machine type include the ibm$run.ovl file for windowing utilities and the cmpq$run.ovl file that uses a default black-and-white color palette for NetWare menus. The short machine type is set in the NET.CFG file, using the SHORT MACHINE TYPE parameter. The default is IBM.