systems jock = S = T

system mangler n.

Humorous synonym for `system manager', poss. from the fact that one major IBM OS had a root account called SYSMANGR. Refers specifically to a systems programmer in charge of administration, software maintenance, and updates at some site. Unlike admin, this term emphasizes the technical end of the skills involved.

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

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