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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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Ge said following the round, Prowler will be "applying its AI decision platform to a broadening range of customers, potentially including some of Tencent's affiliate companies".
TheMetropolitan Policehad previously linked the Wimbledon Prowler to 200 burglaries spanning more than 10 years.
Wearing a trademark fisherman's hat, the prowler was accused of meticulously destroying security equipment and may have used a device to pick locks.
Annan Constable Scott Lissett said: "We want to hear from anyone who may also have had any unwanted intruders or prowlers over the past few days in Annan and who haven't yet reported anything.
In many respects, the Prowler sundown is not a typical "retirement," in which a platform with diminished capacity slowly fades away.
The one-and-a-half minute video shows the prowler walking calmly across the back patio, looking over the fence and up the driveway, before standing in front of the kitchen window and shining a torch inside.
30-day carry The Prowler was evaluated using my personal Glock 19 in factory configuration with Trijicon night sights.
Inside a colossal assembly and production hall in Ketchikan, with the newly built commercial fishing vessel Arctic Prowler towering over a patriotic stage, Governor Sean Parnell spoke to a special achievement for Alaska.
One other step that is more visible, and which may look a bit odd to residents, is the Prowler Leak Detection team traveling through town on Segways listening for leaks in the system.
The crew was very seasoned; I had the fewest EA-6B Prowler flight hours at 884.
The E/A-6B Prowler was reported to have crashed at about 8:45 a.m.