meaning of pip

1. PIP Peripheral Interchange Program. A program on CP/M, RSX-11, RSTS/E, TOPS-10, and OS/8 derived from a utility on the PDP-6 that was used for file copying and in OS/8 and RT-11 for just about every other file operation you might want to do. It is said that when the program was written, during the development of the PDP-6 in 1963, it was called ATLATL "Anything, Lord, to Anything, Lord"; this played on the Nahuatl word "atlatl" for a spear-thrower, with connotations of utility and primitivity that were no doubt quite intentional. See also BLT, dd, cat. [Jargon File]
a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface

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