the [in]famous HackerSlang dictionary
The Jargon File is in the public domain, to be freely used, shared, and modified.
- http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/ (Official Page)
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