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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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In many respects, the Prowler sundown is not a typical "retirement," in which a platform with diminished capacity slowly fades away.
A South Wales resident was terrified after CCTV images revealed this hooded prowler trying to break into her house
These new boats are fearsome fish killers--the Arctic Prowler will have the capability of fishing fifty-six thousand hooks per day.
Following the completion of the aircraft, the very first Prowler arrived at NAS Whidbey Island in January 1971.
5 DME, accelerating through 300 knots, and maintaining 1,000-foot MSL to comply with field-boundary-altitude restrictions, the Prowler was issued a traffic advisory by departure control that described traffic at 12 o'clock and three miles.
And she thinks the same prowler tried to force his way into the house in Blackburn, West Lothian, when she was alone there before Christmas.
Prowler is not a "sex shop" but a lesbian and gay lifestyle store with 75 per cent of the space dedicated to high-quality clothing, gifts, books and other non-sexual products.
ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (NNS) -- During their current deployment with USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), the Shadowhawks of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8's Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 have overcome many challenges in establishing themselves as the first Navy Prowler squadron to set up operations at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.
Northrop Grumman has moved forward in its helping the US Navy realise its network centric warfighter vision with the official 'keel-start' of the first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye test aircraft and the first deliveries of Improved Capability III (Icap III) EA-6B Prowler electronic-attack aircraft.
When the prowler pointed a rifle at him, Baer drew a pistol and shot at the man twice.
Soff-Cut has incorporated this technique into its line of concrete saws that includes its most recent developments; the X-750 Prowler saw and the X-5000 Paver saw, launched at the recent World of Concrete in Las Vegas Nv.
On August 5, BAE Systems (Nashua, NH) announced that it had received an $8-million contract from the US Navy for the provision of 25 AN/USQ-113(V)3 communications-jamming systems for use onboard EA-6B Prowler aircraft.