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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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These kids were very engaged," said Ben Wright, banjo player for the Henhouse Prowlers.
Prowlers remain one of the premier electronic warfare (EW) aircraft in the services and are scheduled for sundown in 2019.
POLICE have warned people to look out for daytime prowlers following reports of a man in someone's back garden.
Alongside, less than 20 feet away, are the Prowlers inevitable replacements - the EA-18G "Growlers.
I've surfed Mavericks and although this looks like it, Prowlers has much more ferocity, violence and power.
The Los Angeles Amazons start their 2008 season in the National Women's Football Association with a home game against the Phoenix Prowlers.
We diligently were watching our timeline to make our taxi and takeoff time when clearance said they had no information on our two Prowlers.
Upgraded Navy EA-6B Prowlers are expanding their mission to include reconnaissance and command-and-control.
The electronic warfare capabilities of the Shadowhawks' EA-6B Prowlers are enhancing the efforts of Marine Electronic Attack Squadron (VMAQ) 1 to provide aerial support for U.
The Prowler delivered was the third built under the first low-rate initial production contract to modify ten fleet Prowlers with the Icap III system.
BAE Systems has already delivered 67 of the systems under previous contracts, so this current contract would bring the total number of USQ-113s in the US Navy and Marine Corps inventories to 124, which would enable the services to outfit their entire fleets of Prowlers, including those used only for training, according Jim Morash, the company's USQ-113 program manager.
A very depleted Ultrafast Gems roared to top spot in the Conference League table with a 50-39 win over Sheffield Prowlers, writes Barry Wallace.