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To perform a one-time edit a text file, usuially a set of organized data, by hand.

Usuially used as the alternative to writing a script or program to reach the same goal.

Frequently used when one decides that programming a disposable script and running it is more time consuming than just doing it by hand.
<geek1> This file needs some occurances of 'foo' replaced by 'bar', and I'm not sure how to write a script to do it.
<geek2> how about hiring someone at minimum wage to do a meat edit for you?

See also adidas protocol
by flipmcf July 31, 2005
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