housekeeping run

housekeeping run

[′hau̇s‚kēp·iŋ ‚rən]
(computer science)
The performance of a program or routine to maintain the structure of files, such as sorting, merging, addition of new records, or deletion or modification of existing records.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.