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Unix weenie n.
[ITS] 1. A derogatory play on `Unix wizard',
common among hackers who use Unix by necessity but would prefer
alternatives. The implication is that although the person in
question may consider mastery of Unix arcana to be a wizardly
skill, the only real skill involved is the ability to tolerate (and
the bad taste to wallow in) the incoherence and needless complexity
that is alleged to infest many Unix programs. "This shell script
tries to parse its arguments in 69 bletcherous ways. It must have
been written by a real Unix weenie." 2. A derogatory term for
anyone who engages in uncritical praise of Unix. Often appearing
in the context "stupid Unix weenie". See Weenix, Unix conspiracy. See also weenie.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.