English-Vietnamese Dictionary
◊ TUNA-FISH
◊tuna-fish
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English Dictionary
◊ DID YOU MEAN TUNA FISH?
tuna fish
n : important warm-water fatty fish of the genus Thunnus of the
family Scombridae; usually served as steaks [syn: {tuna},
{tunny}]
English Computing Dictionary
◊ DID YOU MEAN TUNAFISH?
tunafish
In hackish lore, refers to the
mutated punchline of an age-old joke to be found at the bottom
of the manual pages of "tunefs(8)" in the original {4.2BSD}
distribution. The joke was removed in later releases once
commercial sites started using 4.2. Tunefs relates to the
"tuning" of {file-system} parameters for optimum performance,
and at the bottom of a few pages of wizardly inscriptions was
a "BUGS" section consisting of the line "You can tune a file
system, but you can't tunafish". Variants of this can be seen
in other BSD versions, though it has been excised from some
versions by humourless management {droid}s. The [nt]roff
source for SunOS 4.1.1 contains a comment apparently designed
to prevent this: "Take this out and a Unix Demon will dog your
steps from now until the "time_t's wrap around."
[{Jargon File}]
(1997-01-12)