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Computing the general maintenance of a computer storage system, including removal of obsolete files, documentation, security copying, etc.
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Those operations or routines which do not contribute directly to the solution of a computer program, but rather to the organization of the program.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
housekeepingThe instructions that are executed at the beginning of an application. It resets all counters and flags to their starting values and readies the program for user operation. See counter and flag.
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