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[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, bytesexual.