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for console jockey
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
See terminal junkie.
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
(UK) A wannabee or early larval stage hacker who spends
most of his or her time wandering the directory tree and
writing noddy programs just to get a fix of computer time.
Variants include "terminal jockey", "console junkie", and
console jockey. The term "console jockey" seems to imply
more expertise than the other three (possibly because of the
exalted status of the console relative to an ordinary
See also twink, read-only user.
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