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Meaning of PILOT ERROR

 
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(sun, from aviation) A user's misconfiguration or misuse of a piece of software, producing apparently bug-like results.

E.g. "Joe Luser reported a bug in sendmail that causes it to generate bogus headers." "That's not a bug, that's pilot error. His "sendmail.cf" is hosed."

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