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  • subshell
    /suhb'shel/ [UNIX, MS-DOS] n. An OS command interpreter (see {shell}) spawned from within a program, such that exit from the command interpreter returns one... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    arena


    [UNIX] n. The area of memory attached to a process by `brk(2)' and `sbrk(2)' and used by `malloc(3)' as dynamic storage. So named from a semi-mythical `malloc corrupt arena' message supposedly emitted when some early versions became terminally confused. See overrun screw, {aliasing bug}, memory leak, memory smash, smash the stack.