Wab: /swob/ [From The Mnemonic For The PDP-11 `SWAp Byte' Instruction, As Immortalized In The `dd(1)' Option `conv=swab' (see {dd})] 1.

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:swab: /swob/ [From the mnemonic for the PDP-11 `SWAp Byte'
instruction, as immortalized in the `dd(1)' option `conv=swab'
(see {dd})] 1. vt. To solve the {NUXI problem} by swapping
bytes in a file. 2. n. The program in V7 UNIX used to perform this
action, or anything functionally equivalent to it. See also
{big-endian}, {little-endian}, {middle-endian},
-- The AI Hackers Dictionary