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prowler

(Unix) A daemon that is run periodically (typically once a week) to seek out and erase core files, truncate administrative logfiles, nuke "lost+found" directories, and otherwise clean up the cruft that tends to pile up in the corners of a file system.

See also GFR, reaper, skulker.
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While the number of air crew personnel required for a Growler squadron is less than what was needed to operate a Prowler squadron, the number of enlisted rates remains the same.
I think even though the community, for the past 40 years, has seen mostly Prowlers regardless of the airframe we are flying, they will continue providing us with that much needed support.
However, Al and his mates are keeping the exact location of Prowlers a secret.
After referencing the airfield diagram and as both Prowlers approached the holdshort, I called for the section's takeoff.
Being the first Navy Prowler squadron to set up a permanent operational presence in Al Asad presented challenges that were unforeseen," Curley said.
In combat, the Prowlers "have become incredibly high value assets that everyone wants.
In fact, you probably have more chance of seeing a naked woman on a horse than spotting a Plymouth Prowler.
Looking for all the world like a home-built hot rod, the Prowler was actually created from the Chrvsler Darts bin.
IT was a dark day for these prowlers who must have thought they were safe from prying eyes.
The EA-18G Growler is an electronic attack version of the F/A-18F Super Hornet and will replace existing EA-6B Prowlers completely within the next several years.
With help from the Marines of VMAQ-1, who provided communications equipment and helped with maintenance needs, the Shadowhawks were able to get their Prowlers in the air.
As the only tactical electronic attack aircraft in the world, EA-6B Prowlers serve the U.