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  • finger
    [WAITS, via BSD UNIX] 1. n. A program that displays a particular user or all users logged on the system or a remote system.... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    spike


    v. To defeat a selection mechanism by introducing a (sometimes temporary) device which forces a specific result. The word is used in several industries; telephone engineers refer to spiking a relay by inserting a pin to hold the relay in either the closed or open state, and railroaders refer to spiking a track switch so that it cannot be moved. In programming environments it normally refers to a temporary change, usually for testing purposes (as opposed to a permanent change which would be called hardwired).