Jargon File History
We make at least the newest and oldest versions of the Jargon File
Entries with only trivial changes (spelling, punctuation,
references, minor changes of phrasing) have been omitted from the
- jarg400.txt.gz --
The 4.0.0 release in flat-ASCII form, 25 Mar 1996. This was the TNHD third
edition manuscript before final copy-edit.
- jarg400.info.gz --
Version of the above suitable for info browsing.
- jargon-upd.lst --
All new and changed entries since 3.0.0 (TNHD II).
- jargon.text.z --
the original MIT/Stanford AI jargon file.
Some archive sites will also include the following, depending on free
space available and the sysadmin's whim:
- jarg333.txt.gz --
The 3.3.3 version, Spring 1996.
- jarg330.txt.gz --
The 3.3.0 version, Winter 1995-1996.
- jarg320.txt.gz --
The 3.2.0 version, Spring 1995.
- jarg310.txt.gz --
The 3.1.0 version, Fall 1994.
- jarg300.txt.gz --
The 3.0.0 version, corresponding to the second paper edition from
MIT Press. 1961 entries.
- jargon2912.txt.gz --
May 10 1993 update. Last revision before the 3.0 freeze
for TNHD's second edition. A few terms have been deleted,
mostly game-specific slang from the MUD community. 1946 entries
- jargon2911.ascii.gz --
Jan 01 1993 update. 1922 entries.
- jargon2910.ascii.gz --
Jul 01 1992 update, with new entries and much additional
historical material. 1891 entries.
- jargon299.ascii.gz --
Apr 01 1992 update, with new entries from XEROX PARC and elsewhere.
- jargon298.ascii.gz --
Jan 01 1992 update, with corrections and new entries. 1760 entries.
- jargon296.ascii.gz --
the sixfold-expanded version published in 1991 as
"The New Hacker's Dictionary" by MIT Press. This is the entire
text, except for Guy Steele's and Eric Raymond's introductions
and the "vietnam wall" credits list at the end (and of course
no fancy fonts and cartoons). 1702 entries.
Eric S. Raymond <firstname.lastname@example.org>