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  • RTFM
    /R-T-F-M/ [UNIX] imp. Acronym for `Read The Fucking Manual'. 1. Used by {guru}s to brush off questions they consider trivial or annoying. ... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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  • prepend
    /pree`pend'/ [by analogy with `append'] vt. To prefix. As with `append' (but not `prefix' or `suffix' as a verb), the direct object is...FULL DEFINITION

  • UNIX brain damage
    n. Something that has to be done to break a network program (typically a mailer) on a non-UNIX system so that it...FULL DEFINITION

  • interrupt
    1. [techspeak] n. On a computer, an event that interrupts normal processing and temporarily diverts flow-of-control through an "interrupt handler" routine. See alsoFULL DEFINITION

  • What's a spline?
    [XEROX PARC] This phrase expands to "You have just used a term that I've heard for a year and a half, and I feel ...FULL DEFINITION

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  • followup
    n. On USENET, a {posting} generated in response to another posting (as opposed to a {reply}, which goes by email rather than being broadcast)....FULL DEFINITION

  • RTFB
    /R-T-F-B/ [UNIX] imp. Acronym for `Read The Fucking Binary'. Used when neither documentation nor the the source for the problem at hand exists...FULL DEFINITION

  • bonk/oif
    /bonk/, /oyf/ interj. In the {MUD} community, it has become traditional to express pique or censure by `bonking' the offending person. There is...FULL DEFINITION

  • BSD
    /B-S-D/ n. [abbreviation for `Berkeley System Distribution'] a family of {{UNIX}} versions for the DEC {VAX} and PDP-11 developed by Bill Joy and others...FULL DEFINITION