= W =
wizard mode n.
[from rogue] A special access mode of a
program or system, usually passworded, that permits some users
godlike privileges. Generally not used for operating systems
themselves (`root mode' or `wheel mode' would be used instead).
This term is often used with respect to games that have editable
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.