provocative maintenance = P = pseudo-

prowler n.

[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.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Prowl"er (?), n.

One that prowls.

Thomson.

 

© Webster 1913.

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