virtual reality = V = virus

virtual shredder n.

The jargonic equivalent of the bit bucket at shops using IBM's VM/CMS operating system. VM/CMS officially supports a whole bestiary of virtual card readers, virtual printers, and other phantom devices; these are used to supply some of the same capabilities Unix gets from pipes and I/O redirection.

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

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