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 for terminal junkie
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  terminal junkie
   n.
  
      [UK] A wannabee or early larval stage hacker who spends most of his or
      her time wandering the directory tree and writing noddy programs just to
      get a fix of computer time. Variants include terminal jockey, console
      junkie, and console jockey. The term console jockey seems to imply more
      expertise than the other three (possibly because of the exalted status of
      the console relative to an ordinary terminal). See also twink, {
      read-only user. Appropriately, this term was used in the works of William
      S. Burroughs to describe a heroin addict with an unlimited supply.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  terminal junkie
  console jockey
  
     (UK) A wannabee or early larval stage hacker who spends
     most of his or her time wandering the directory tree and
     writing noddy programs just to get a fix of computer time.
     Variants include "terminal jockey", "console junkie", and
     console jockey.  The term "console jockey" seems to imply
     more expertise than the other three (possibly because of the
     exalted status of the console relative to an ordinary
     terminal).
  
     See also twink, read-only user.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-02-16)
  

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