To destroy something or to render it useless. Often used of files which have been accidentally overwritten, or disks which have been trashed similarly.

Implies that some part of the thing which is scrogged is recoverable, but only enough to make the fact of the scrogitude more painful.

See also: scrag, hose, hosement, mung, munge.

script kiddies = S = scrool

scrog /skrog/ vt.

[Bell Labs] To damage, trash, or corrupt a data structure. "The list header got scrogged." Also reported as `skrog', and ascribed to the comic strip "The Wizard of Id". Compare scag; possibly the two are related. Equivalent to scribble or mangle.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Scrog (?), n. [Cf. Scrag, or Gael. sgrogag anything shriveled, from sgrag to compress, shrivel.]

A stunted shrub, bush, or branch.

[Prov. Eng. & Scot.]


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