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    [UNIX] n. A special case of a {filter} that reads its entire input before writing any output; the canonical example is a sort utility.... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    LPT


    /L-P-T/ or /lip'it/ or /lip-it'/ [MIT, via DEC] n. Line printer, of course. Rare under UNIX, commoner in hackers with MS-DOS or CP/M background. The printer device is called `LPT' on those systems that, like ITS, were strongly influenced by early DEC conventions.