Jargon File History
We make the newest version of the Jargon File available here:
Entries with only trivial changes (spelling, punctuation,
references, minor changes of phrasing) have been omitted from the
- jarg430.txt.gz --
The 4.3.0 version, April 2001. Honoring the first RFC1149 implementation.
- jargon-upd.lst --
All new and changed entries since 4.0.0 (TNHD III).
Some archive sites will also include the following, depending on free
space available and the sysadmin's whim:
You can also look at the entries that have been
deleted from the File.
- jarg423.txt.gz --
The 4.2.3 version, November 2000. Special "chad" update for the U.S.
- jarg422.txt.gz --
The 4.2.2 version, Summer 2000.
- jarg421.txt.gz --
The 4.2.1 version, March 2000.
- jarg420.txt.gz --
The 4.2.0 version, January (we survived Y2K) 2000.
- jarg410.txt.gz --
The 4.1.2 version, Spring 1999.
- jarg412.txt.gz --
The 4.1.0 version, Spring 1999.
- jarg400.txt.gz --
The 4.0.0 version, corresponding to the third paper edition from MIT.
- 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.
- jargon-2.1.1.txt --
from 1990, one of the early stages in the expansion of the new file.
- jargon-82.txt --
An early (1982) version of the MIT Jargon File.
- jargon-81.txt --
An even earlier (1981) version of the MIT Jargon File.
Eric S. Raymond <firstname.lastname@example.org>