Jargon File

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the [in]famous HackerSlang dictionary

The Jargon File is in the public domain, to be freely used, shared, and modified.





Jargon File on Debian:

apt-get install jargon-text vh & vh jargon
vh: Description: Volks-hypertext browser

Designed for use with the Jargon File but useful for lexicons in general (lighter-weight than WWW, fast search).

jargon-text: Description: The definitive compendium of hacker slang

This is the Jargon File, a comprehensive compendium of hacker slang
illuminating many aspects of hackish tradition, folklore, and humor.
This version is in the original text format and is best viewed with
Volks-hypertext browser (vh), but can be viewed without it.

there is also the debian package "jargon"

How many entries are in the jargon file?

List the entries in jargon file: grep ^: /usr/share/vh/jargon.txt | cut -d : -f2

Count them: grep ^: /usr/share/vh/jargon.txt | wc -l -> 2307

Extension here on the wiki

You can insert jargon file entries on Wiki pages here ,by using the <jargon> tag. either just <jargon /> to use the current page title or <jargon>something</jargon> anywhere. See JargonExtension