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  • root mode
    n. Syn. with {wizard mode} or `wheel mode'. Like these, it is often generalized to describe privileged states in systems other than OSes.


  •  View Definition: hand-roll 

    hand-roll


    [from obs. mainstream slang `hand-rolled' in opposition to `ready-made', referring to cigarettes] v. To perform a normally automated software installation or configuration process by hand; implies that the normal process failed due to bugs in the configurator or was defeated by something exceptional in the local environment. "The worst thing about being a gateway between four different nets is having to hand-roll a new sendmail configuration every time any of them upgrades."