(From mainstream slang “hand-rolled cigarette” in opposition to “ready-made”) To perform a normally automated software installation or configuration process by hand; implies that the normal process failed due to bugs or was defeated by something exceptional in the local environment. “The worst thing about being a gateway between four different nets is having to hand-roll a new sendmail configuration every time any of them upgrades.”
[hand-ruhb] /ˈhændˈrʌb/ verb (used with object), handrubbed, handrubbing. 1. to by , especially so as to polish: Handrubbing the wood brings out the natural grain.
[hand-ruhn-ing] /ˈhændˈrʌn ɪŋ/ adverb 1. in unbroken succession; consecutively.
[hand] /hænd/ noun 1. the terminal, prehensile part of the upper limb in humans and other primates, consisting of the wrist, metacarpal area, fingers, and thumb. 2. the corresponding part of the forelimb in any of the higher vertebrates. 3. a terminal prehensile part, as the chela of a crustacean, or, in falconry, the foot […]
- Hands are tied
see: tie one’s hands