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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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Prowler squadron VMAQT-1, the "Banshees," was decommissioned in 2016, and the current Marine Aviation plan has the remaining squadrons following, one per year--the VM AQ-4 "Seahawks" in 2017, the Moon Dogs in 2018, and the last Prowler squadron, the VMAQ-2 "Death Jesters" in 2019.
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.
The DeSantis Prowler is built professionally, and the leather slowly conforms to your body shape.
The Arctic Prowler is one in a wave of new fishing vessels being built to modernize one of Alaska's main industrial fleets.
The town is receiving weekly reports from the Prowler team on the status of the system, and Mr.
The Prowler specializes in electronic warfare such as jamming enemy radar and intercepting radio transmissions.
Following the completion of the aircraft, the very first Prowler arrived at NAS Whidbey Island in January 1971.
Nine years later at around 10pm, on the last day of May, 1950, a full moon was once again hanging over Liverpool when a pale-faced prowler, dressed in a top hat and a long flowing opera-cloak, was seen by numerous people, looking through the letterbox of a certain house that faced St Bride's Church on Percy Street.
With the Prowler in position-and-hold on 09R, a flight of helicopters was given instructions for a right downwind entry to land on runway 09L.
With a 1,500-pound towing capacity and 600-pound box payload capacity, the Prowler XTX 700 H1 EFI boasts a 695cc, liquid cooled engine featuring a single overhead cam and a single cylinder.
FRIGHTENED Susan Boyle believes the prowler she found in her council house has tried to break in before.
WE WERE disappointed to read your negative article about our new Birmingham Prowler store as we are confident it will be an asset to one of Britain's best shopping cities.