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Meaning of SWAB

Pronunciation:  swâb

 
Computing Dictionary
 
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/swob/ The pdp-11 swap byte instruction mnemonic, as immortalised in the dd option "conv=swab".

1. To solve the nuxi problem by swapping bytes in a file.

2. The program in V7 Unix used to perform this action, or anything functionally equivalent to it.

See also big-endian, little-endian, middle-endian, bytesexual.

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