= S =
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.