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  • cat
    [from `catenate' via {{UNIX}} `cat(1)'] vt. 1. [techspeak] To spew an entire file to the screen or some other output sink without pause. ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • killer micro
    [popularized by Eugene Brooks] n. A microprocessor-based machine that infringes on mini, mainframe, or supercomputer performance turf. Often heard in "No one willFULL DEFINITION

  • link farm
    [UNIX] n. A directory tree that contains many links to files in a master directory tree of files. Link farms save space when...FULL DEFINITION

  • undefined external reference
    excl. [UNIX] A message from UNIX's linker. Used in speech to flag loose ends or dangling references in an argument or discussion.

  • cowboy
    [Sun, from William Gibson's {cyberpunk} SF] n. Synonym for {hacker}. It is reported that at Sun this word is often said with reverence.

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  • crash and burn
    vi.,n. A spectacular crash, in the mode of the conclusion of the car-chase scene in the movie "Bullitt" and many subsequent imitators (compare {die...FULL DEFINITION

  • within epsilon of
    adj. See {epsilon}.

  • CHOP
    /chop/ [IRC] n. See {channel op}.

  • cd tilde
    /see-dee til-d*/ vi. To go home. From the UNIX C-shell and Korn-shell command `cd ~', which takes one `$HOME'. By extension,...FULL DEFINITION